I received quite possibly the worst plants I've ever received today. Opening each plant was like a bad surprise party where each gift is worse than the next.
Here's the worst two:
N. ampullaria 'Harlequin' (assorted clones)
I always wanted a red ampullaria but what is wrong with this one I received? Is it virus ridden or been kept in the wrong temps or what makes the growth tip look like this? It was healthy at one point as the old leaves are decently shaped/sized for a plant this size but it looks as if there's something amiss at the growing tip. If you can't see it 4 of the latest leaves it's made are only about 1/2" long and curled.
You wouldn't know it by the picture but it's called a "fern leaf Begonia" which makes small red ferny sort of leaves. There are NO actual leaves on the plant I received, just two sticks poking out of the soil and a very tiny leaf start (circle #1) a couple leaf fragments on the soil surface. As I took the picture a piece of the perlite woke up and started crawling around (circle #2) it's some sort of pill bug looking thing. I put this plant in a ziplock so the bug doesn't escape to my other plants. The amp will be misted with rubbing alcohol and then moved to LFS and out of the peat/perlite it's in.
I'm not naming the vendor but I will be in touch with them, I don't expect replacement plants or even a refund but I at least wish to air my displeasure. I have ordered plenty of terrarium specimens from them in the past without any complaints but this is simply ridiculous.