Tillandsia xerographica specimen The grower has been given space to produce some individuals as specimens which she may enter into judging contests. Apparently, when other contestants see her arrive, they give up all hope of blue ribbons!
I had a hard time believing this was real, but this is the Rainbow Eucalyptus (Hawaii, U.) which grows in the South-Pacific area. The amazing color variations are naturally formed when the tree sheds bits of its bark as it grows.