It resembles an Aloe or Agave maybe a Pandanus, I am not sure. The leaves are spiky. The flower seems to be on its way out, but more or less it looked the same before I took the pictures. Long stalk, with red bloom.

The plant is not mine, I took the pictures in the stairway of a flat. They kept the plant on the window sill all winter, an unheated area.

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    Appears to be a Bromeliad, hopefully the flower will help to ID further. Commented Mar 12, 2021 at 10:46

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This is a friendship plant (Billbergia nutans), which is indeed from the Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad) family. Here are some pictures of the flowers, they originate from South America.

It is an easy houseplant (very resistant to neglect), and is easily propagated by splitting. Here are some more details about the plant.

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