Plant arrived promptly and in excellent condition. After a few hours of rest, I misted the plant and applied a small spritz of fertilizer. It then joined my other air plants in a terrarium with fine, white sand and an assortment of seaside finds, where it receives direct morning light and a dim, but warming light on cold nights. I am new to air plants and was surprised and thrilled when not one, but two purple bloom stems appeared just a few days later! They have already lasted several days. The picture doesn't do it justice. It really is a very attractive plant. I love it's shape.