Imduff,Originally Posted by [b
Thanks for bringing this thought to the discussion. Aside from development, which we all agree is probably the largest threat to sarracenia, this seems to be a rarely discussed topic that does to some degree effect the stability of sarracenia.
The other side of this issue though seems to be why some sources charge extremely high prices for a plant that maybe isn't all that rare? I have to wonder what the reasoning is when a vendor* offers a plant for $100.00+? I can see if it's a new discovery or one that a grower has spent years breeding but when, for example it's just a plain oreophila (or alata, albino plants, etc.) doesn't this also increase the odds of someone saying "forget it, I'll just dig one up next time I'm out in the bog"? I realize orephila is rare, but when you have a stable, continuous nursery stock it seems the price should reflect this. It would seem that a supply and demand situation would occur, but with high prices the demand may turn to an easier (bad) alternative. This in turn could lead to an ever-growing supply from propagation but a diminishing demand due to high (my opinion) prices....
I'd like to hear other peoples thoughts on the pricing matter.
* No specific vendor, website or dealer is implied. This was a generalization based upon too many hours viewing every possible website offering plants for sale. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]