The rules about what I am allowed to take home with me from work have never been spelled out very specifically or precisely for me. I asked WCW about it after I'd been working for a month or so, and since then I've been kind of making it up as I go, bearing in mind that there's an element of goose-that-laid-the-golden-eggs to the situation and it's important not to take advantage of the situation, or give the appearance that I'm taking advantage of the situation either, as far as that goes.
The basic policy, as explained to me by WCW, is that anything that would otherwise be thrown away is fair game. Which, there are fuzzy lines there, because she and I are the ones that decide, for the most part, what gets thrown away. Sometimes there are emergency prunings and pinchings of plants which are not, strictly speaking, emergencies. [cough] But still. This is how I got my 'Fireball.'
I'm pleased that it's finally decided to send out a stolon. Eventually they can get huge --
-- though I think this takes a while. The ones we've divided at work have wasted no time in sending out stolons, but then, they have a much warmer, wetter environment to work with, and they've slowed down noticeably since it got cold.
There may be more coming soon about Neoregelia 'Fireball,' in the form of a plant profile, though it's maybe going to have to wait in line behind some other plants, for reasons which will be obvious once they're all written and start getting posted.
(Neoregelia 'Fireball' post is up.)