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    Man oh man did this make me sick this morning. I had to "wastage" 5 D. paradoxa at work because they were infested with aphids and thrips, and their growing points were going funky and moldy. As I scanned the barcodes, I noticed the care instructions for the first time:

    Surely, someone was genuinely confuzzled when they wrote that. Absolutely preposterous if you ask me... What happened to all the plants that sold? They probably died eventually as well, if they followed these "instructions" and failed to even seek better information from resources such as the CP forums. Ugh... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_t_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img]

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    At least they got the "keep moist" right. Aside from the fact that I am totally shocked that you found this species at a garden center, I am just apalled with the scant and dangerous (to the plants, of course) instructions that are on their pots! Outfits like "Little Pot Of Horrors" and "Botanical Wonders" ought to be sued for their misinformation! I hear ya! And they stay in business? I wonder if these places have any idea how horrible their marketing is, when they can't mention a few, brief things like, appropriate water, potential dormancy, or at least suggesting open tray.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

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    Wow! Even I know more than they do. If I were a customer, I'd seek more information too. Those instructions are pretty vague, not to mention wrong if you ask me.

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    I'm not defending them, but they assume these things are gonna be bought by impulse and small children, that will only be bought once for the novelty anyways. They don't put lengthy and detailed instructions because then no one will want to buy them. Unfortunatly the plants suffer with the novelty impulse buyers. But a few kids might go online and find more information, then they learn and join the cp community.

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    the faster one dies the faster they can sell you a new one

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]the faster one dies the faster they can sell you a new one
    Very profound! Perhaps you should write a book on the economics of the carnivorous plant industry/culture! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ Nov. 29 2005,6:32)]the faster one dies the faster they can sell you a new one
    Unfortunately, many get discouraged by the failure and think it is too hard for them to cultivate. That's how I felt, way back when.

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    they might as well add hardy to zones 3-5

    Where on earth did you find it?
    thats not a normal find even for a walmart
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