A christmas gift from my folks that only just arrived:
I don’t believe people can identify this plant from this picture, but just in case someone wants to take a shot at it, I won’t reveal the answer until below the fold.
If this plant ever bears fruit, it will likely take at least two years, longer than I’ve yet successfully kept a plant alive, and will call for several re-pottings. But baring the unexpected (like getting kicked out of grad school) I’m going to be living in the area for several more years and it’ll be good to have long term things to look forward to (if I don’t kill it, the plant should produce a pineapple fruit well before I produce a PhD). I don’t have anything more to share on the subject. I’m just excited and needed to share it with the world.