@lovestogarden thank you, I found it at my local fruit/veg shop and thought it was rather unusual so got it. Yes I believe it's more likely a bromeliad as the leaves are quite thin and do resemble other broms in shape.
@lovestogarden thanks for that. I've never heard of that genus #dyckia before, so I looked it up and I agree it does have similar characteristics. I wonder if my specimen is a hybrid? So far I've found 1 other picture on the internet if my exact plant but it was just a photography collection with no further info Unfortunately. The hunt continues!
Oh, that should be unallowed...photos without an ID😠! 😂 It is frustrating. A hybrid is most likely, but keep looking. It is amazing. The flower will really help wittle down the possibilities. Keep me posted on the beauty.