4″ pots, which need to be promptly moved to a plaque or basket.
Late in my growing career, I finally mixed spores intentionally. This is a fine form of a cross of P. madagascariense x P. quadridichotomum. I do not consider it easy to grow, but it is much easier than either of its parents.
Named after the late Harry Luther, well known for years as the Bromeliad Information Center, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and a fine plantsman. He was generous with his time and knowledge, and a great help to me.
This grows well in long-fibered spagnum, or well-drained mixes, with good moisture retention.
It is probably best to try to start one of the (many) pups, since the main plant often declines in the winter.