Today I was checking out a new-to-me nursery in Redwood City. At the checkout counter is a little 3" Darlingtonia, not particularly fancy looking, with a sign: "RARE California Cobra Plant". Under that: "$91".
I understand that it is the right of the owner to ask what price he/she wants, but, well, I guess it upsets me that someone would overprice a little $20 plant by that much. Eventually either the plant will wither and die, or some poor innocent will pay $70 more than he/she has to for something notoriuosly difficult. And they'll never have a clue.
I hope like heck it wasnt wild collected. It has the mountain form look to it, small, red, and woody, with really clear fenestrations. Still no hunnerd dollar plant, my gosh!