I have a growing collection of these wonders, started them when I was in Portland last year. They are so easy to care for, just soak them in water for 15 minutes each week and let dry upside down for 20 minutes. Then stick them in a vase or any decorative container without water.
Tillandsia is a genus of around 730 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae, native to the forests, mountains and deserts of Central and South America, the southern United States and the West Indies. Wikipedia
I got this one when Carol Hart and Terri Porter and I went to the Desert Botanical Gardens here in Phoenix, it had a bud on it and this week it opened. Such beauty in a plant that doesn't require to sit in water.