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    'K folks, I am torn. I just received rather nice (and unexpected) b-day gift from Father-of-the-deep-pockets! Well, half goes straight to my wife, if I know what's good for me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] , but the other half is MINEALLMINE!
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    I can't decide between buying one or two more expensive (and of cource rarer) plants (like a highland truncata or Cantley's red var tricolor), or buying a whole mess of more common plants to really build my collection.

    What would you do? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    I'd buy the good stuff. You can build the rest of your collection through propagation and trading. It's not likely, however, for you to find someone to trade a Cantley's tricolor for all that capensis seed!

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    You have a proper set-up for the more expensive plants? Some of those are hard to take care for that is why they are expensive.
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    I can't decide between buying one or two more expensive (and of cource rarer) plants (like a highland truncata or Cantley's red var tricolor), or buying a whole mess of more common plants to really build my collection.
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    I have not done much research on truncata or Cantley's so they may be ezier to take care of. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] I thought I would give you something to think about...

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    Travis,
    That's very true. Actually, that's one of the reasons I kinda WANT to get a more expensive one....I've got over a year under my belt now, so I need to try something a little more difficult than gracilis and capensis!! LOL.
    I kinda figure the cantley's red var tricolor won't be too difficult, as I have a regular amp that's growing just fine (albeit a little slowly, but nice and healthy). Also, if the highland truncata is remotely similar to the lowland form, then it should be a pretty hardy plant, too. Notice I didn't mention ephipiata (sp?) or macrophylla? I don't have the proper set up for an ultra-highland species (yet).

    @ Capslock: You're absolutely right!

    Then it's decided! I will go for the good stuff! Now, time to do some research! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Just FYI... you may wanna save a few bucks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    We are going to sell off a piece of the private collection here... because we're moving.

    In about a week, I think.

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    A week, eh? Well, I get back from Italy on the 23rd (leaving on the 16th)....so I'll be functioning again on the 24th....If there's any stock left I'll definately have $$ for it.
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    So maybe Phil could start the sale sooner! LOL! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] So that you would be able to spend tons of money on his collection that is.

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    Oh, and Schloaty, my advice would be to get 1 rare plant and half a mess of less expensive plants. That way you would have a happy medium of expensive and non-expensive plants and something to experiment with while you waited for the expensive one to grow!

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