Tillandsia Elisa (T. concolor X streptophylla)
This natural hybrid, (Tillandsia concolor x streptophylla) from Mexico, has been in cultivation since the 1970's. There is also an artificial hybrd which was made by Mark Dimmitt, in the '70's. Both clones are almost identical, with a semi-bulbous base and leaves that have the feel and consistency of T. streptophylla. The inflorescence has several upright branches with a strong red coloration at the base fading to pale green.