As tillandsias expand their horizons by making it into more people' s plant collection, the Federation of Tillandisas hosted a contest for all tillandsias to join. One brave tillandsia would embark on an unforgettable adventure through three different National Parks plus a mystery bonus soiree at the very end - if they made it out alive. The purpose of the journey was to document what was out there as far as sunlight, airflow and water. Could tillandsias live in places other then people's collection if not its natural habitat in South America?
Trooper comes from a reputable greenhouse and may look familiar to you. He was a contender on the Fertilizer Experiment, so it isn't a shock that this one was selected to venture off into the wild. In their spare time, Trooper enjoys meeting other air plants; both xeric and mesic, listening to rain as much as feeling it as well as drying off bottom-up. Troopers dream is to someday grow big and strong enough to flower, ultimately setting an example for the generations to follow,