Tillandsia ehlersiana has leaves that are like straws to collect moisture

 Tillandsia ehlersiana
     Native to Mexico, these are beautiful higher-light-loving tillandsias. They grow and bloom well for us, and are an interesting sight - both as single plants and as clumps. My flower photo really doesn’t do it justice - so look at http://www.bromeliad.org.au/pictures/Tillandsia/ehlersiana.htm Then come back and bid on this unusual beauty!