You can purchase tillandsias ($1 to $35 per plant; $150 minimum domestic order) from Tillandsia International (559-683-7097). We also consulted experts at Rainforest Flora (1921 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, California; 310-370-8044) and Joseph Marek Landscape Architecture. You may also want to read Paul Isley's Tillandsia II ($72) and Genus Tillandsia ($5) from Exotic Plant Books.
T. fuchsii is an exquisite and refined species that looks fragile but is quite hardy. The silvery leaves of the plant arc outward from the base.