Thank you everyone for the compliments! I'll be sowing seed soon from these and will keep everyone posted on my success. And, I'll post some open flower pics for you too, Heather.
Mine began sending up the flower spike in February! The flowering process seems to take a while and cool weather seems to encourage it. Remember to keep them drier during this time.
I'd like to bring up this old thread in order to ask if somebody has been experimenting with ethylene to induce flowering of Brochinia or Catopsis.
Ethylene capsules are widely used at commercial bromeliad greenhouses to accelerate flowering.
For this instance, It is advised in several gardening fora, to put the whole plant in a bag with a ripe apple.