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    Making space - S. x. moorei "Leah Wilkerson"

    Mostly putting feelers out for this one. I have one division of Leah with two or more well-established growth points, and another with one mature growth point and a particularly large rhizome that may produce more points this season (fingers crossed.) Material from Brooks himself, won from the 2006 (I think) NASC auction. At this point, I'm inclined to hold on to them and let them divide further, but curious to know what they're going for these days. Make me an offer and I'll try to give you an up-front answer as to whether or not it's enough for me to want to release one in the short term. My temperates haven't quite begun waking up yet this year, but I think I have a full-sized pitcher from last year that fell under my benches and dried out, so I'll try to get some pics up here shortly.
    WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR:
    I'll just copy-and-paste from my N. alata x maxima post; the same reasoning applies here. I absolutely will not trade these for a larger quantity of common plants. I appreciate such offers, and apologize for not being able to entertain them, but I simply do not have the means to take on much more at this time. Valuable/rare plants, larger/vining Nepenthes that I can use for future clones, or temperate plants appropriate for cold and wet Pacific NW winters are preferred.
    Alternately, growing equipment, computer/electronics parts, RC toys, CP books, hard-to-find videogames, etc. may pique my interest. Being that my major constraints are time and growing space, I can be much more flexible on non-plant offers. No promises, but I may also be persuaded to trade for proportionate groups of common Mexi-Pings or other characteristically small species, though only on the condition that you can hold your side of the trade until a later date when I have space and materials to pot up new additions to my collection - in such situations I'm happy to advance you my plants so long as I recognize you to be a reliable and trustworthy part of the community.
    If you PM me with an offer, please clearly state what you're looking for in the title to help me stay organized.
    Thanks for looking.
    ~Joe
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    I also have a nice division of 'Leah', straight from the Wilkerson bog, also got it from Brooks.
    I paid $70 for it back in the day, (2005) but IMO Leah is a bit over-rated.
    I wouldnt pay that much now..maybe $40.

    Yes, she is gorgeous in her prime, but I have found her to be a somewhat poor grower..
    only puts our 3 or 4 pitchers a season! and quite a bit of phyllodia..
    maybe its my particular microclimate..but other Sarrs I have, in the exact same climate, do much better and are much more vigorous..so im inclined to "blame" Leah..(well..I love her anyway!

    having said that, I do know she is still much in demand..a division is probably worth $40 to $80 or so..
    or whatever the market will bear..

    But selling to a fellow hobbyist, (like someone else on this forum for example) I would tend to go on the more reasonable side..maybe $30 or $40 or so..
    still a fair price IMO, but not exorbitant.
    in fact, I gave a Leah division away last Spring! for free.. just because I wanted to..(im not in this hobby for the money..actually, I have never once actually sold anything..)

    So thats my view on Leah..
    very unique..quite beautiful yes..but not quite worth all the hype IMO..

    (and I believe Brooks has been working on getting Leah into tissue culture, and if that comes to pass, she will be very easily available, and the price will drop dramatically..)

    Scot

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    Um... thanks for that "endorsement." Do you really think that type of comment is appropriate for someone else's trading thread? If you ask me, it's exceptionally rude.
    ~Joe
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    Good luck to whomever gets this plant.

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    I take it Brooks has you covered then? I was expecting to hear from you.
    ~Joe
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    isnt everybody here except for a few rude?

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    What was rude?
    im confused..
    I thought you were looking for opinions as to value of a Leah Wilkerson division?
    So I gave that to you..my opinion.
    how is that rude?
    (I actually didnt know that this was a "trading thread"..does that matter?)

    Scot

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    Quote Originally Posted by seedjar View Post
    I take it Brooks has you covered then? I was expecting to hear from you.
    ~Joe
    No, not yet. I want someone else to have this plant, they deserve it better than I do, even though it would save me a lot of money. :P

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