I am just establishing a small collection of Drosera species and would really, really like to obtain a few starts of D. madagascariensis and D. paradoxa. *All commercial CP sources seem to not have any available at the present time.
I realize that the D. paradoxa is quite rare and can be tricky to grow, but I think I might have a spot with the perfect conditions for it. * *
Problem is, I only have a few non-CPs to offer in return. I don't know if it is permitted to offer non-CPs for trade on this forum. *However, I would be glad to offer any of the following to whoever can help me out:
1) A flowering-size, actively growing bulb of Hymenocallis puntagordensis. *This is a small growing, evergreen Hymenocallis of the Henryae complex native to southern Florida. *It is slowly clump-forming and bears headily fragrant, evening-blooming flowers in late summer/early autumn. *It can be grown in a pot indoors in colder climates (does not need any larger than an 8" pot) and is very rare in commerce. *Just like most Hymenocallis it is extremely easy to grow and loves water.
2) A large plant of the so-called pregnant onion, Ornithogalum longibracteatum. *This plant has a bulb that is slightly more than 4" in diameter. *While not rare, it can take them awhile to build up to this size. *
3) A small plant of the rose pinecone, Porphyrocoma pohliana, a native of Brazil that excells indoors in shady or partially sunny positions. *It is hardly ever without bloom and has beautiful dark green foliage variegated with silver. *The plant being offered is about 5" tall and 6" wide and is almost full-grown. *
4) Unrooted leaf cuttings of Epiphyllum anguliger. *This is a night-blooming, powerfully fragrant Epiphyllum species with rick-rack (fishbone) foliage. *One of my all-time favorite plants and very easy to grow.
5) Fresh cuttings of a plant with nomenclature problems, but often circulated as Amrydium 'Ginny'. *This plant grows like a very robust heart-leaf philodendron but has leaves like look like a miniature Monstera deliciosa. *A truly wonderful foliage plant. *
6) A few select Gesneriads. *Let's see, I have a rooted cutting of Episcia 'Pink Panther', a 4" pot of Alsobia 'Cygnet', a 4" pot of Chirita tamiana and can offer unrooted leaf cuttings of several lesser-known Saintpaulia (aka African violet) species: S. pendula var. kizarae, S. magungensis var. magungensis, S. orbicularis var. orbicularis and S. grandifolia #299. *
Please note that #1 and 2 in this list will probably have to shipped either totally or partially bare-rooted, or else they may be far too heavy to ship. *However, both plants are hardy and will suffer only minimal shock once replanted.
Thank you so much for helping me out,
(in Chicago, Illinois)
Oh! And I forgot that I also have a very large single cluster of Hymenocallis maximilianii bulbs to offer (I think there are 4-5 bulbs total in this clump, at least 2-3 of which are blooming size), as well as 3 bulbs of rare Mexican native Milla magnifica. Any takers? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]