A rare species named after Harry Luther, bromeliad researcher from the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, who passed away in 2012. From the States of Bahia, Minas Gerais, and Espírito Santo where it lives among grasses with stiff, upright, narrow leaves that can reach 30 inches long. Dark purplish-green to maroon red coloration extends up the bottom third of the leaf underside with a lighter center to the leaf, darker at the base. The bloom head is slightly raised from the center and produces offsets only after flowering.
***For best results, we recommend growing this species in a dirty Turface® mix, equal parts peat based potting mix and Turface® All Sport. Fill the bottom of your pot with a shallow layer of potting mix, this prevents the Turface® mix from running out the bottom of your pot, and the remainder with the dirty Turface® mix.