I've become friendly with a few of the people who care for the plants. Yesterday one of the woman came by the Customer Service desk and asked if I wanted one of the bromeliads she'd taken out. It had a spent bloom, and she was just going to throw it away. I'm already growing one bromeliad (a pineapple plant), so I decided I was up to the challenge of taking on this new plant.
When I got home I brought the plant inside, cut off the flower spike as close to the leaves as I could, then set the pot on the east-facing window seat in the kitchen next to the two orchids that don't spend the summer outside. Of course the cats had to investigate, but it didn't take them long to pronounce it acceptable.
The tags says my Guzmania needs medium light, moist soil, and an average temperature of 55-80 degrees. That sounds like the requirements for all my plants. This new plant does have one unique care requirement, though. The center of the rosette is supposed to be kept filled with water (ideally distilled). I'll do my best to remember to do that. The plant will either thrive, or it can go in the compost pile.