Well.....not exactly. Both were xerographica allright reputed to be gems in Tillandsia world but not anymore. Although it's under CITES, these plants are quite easily available locally. Probably this is true to their popularity at one time.
What I like most is they are very adaptable to any location. Both were mounted to the trunk of the palm at very young age. They only get afternoon sun. Very heavy feeders though. Translated to no food....no growth. Sigh! Very silvery with curly, contorted leaves. Now they are about 20" diameter. hopefully both can reach 30" dia. before blooming.
This one plant is definetely my all time favourite Till. Showy and yet hard to kill.