Neoregelia carolinae (Beer) L.B. Smith
Neoregelias are members of the bromeliad family, and are from eastern Brazil. This is a cultivar, not the wild variety. They are epiphytes—plants that grow on other plants, but are not parasites. Their unusual bright red centers make them popular among gardeners, and inumerable cultivars have been developed.
Plants: Plants are up to 18" (45 cm) high and about the same in diameter. They like wet, hot, sunlit conditions.
Leaves: Leaves are waxy, long, narrow, and pointed, about 12" (30 cm) × 1-1½" (2.5-3.8 cm). They emerge from the center of the plant, which lacks a stem (acaulescent). At flowering time, the centers of these plants become brilliant red.
Flowers: Like most neoregelias, these are not known for their flowers, which are inconspicuous. This is unusual, in that most bromeliads have prominent flowers.
Neoregelia carolinae on llifle.com
Neoregelia carolinae on Wikipedia includes a long list of cultivars
Neoregelia carolinae on austinbotany.wordpress.com
Neoregelia carolinae at the University of Connecticut Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Plant Growth Facilities
Neoregelia carolinae description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.