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    Unhappy

    I have no experience in the sale or trade of un-rooted cuttings of nepenthes, so when I offered some in a trade and quoted what I guessed was a reasonable compensation*, the rapid exchange of emails suddenly stopped. I'm afraid I may have offended him

    *he was originally selling his plants to me, then offered a trade when he heard what Neps I had and wanted to know what I thought would be fair in exchange for them.

    So what ARE reasonable prices for unrooted cuttings of common (eg, ventrata) and medium-rare (eg, ovata) nepenthes?

    Thanks!

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    Many people give away ventrata cuttings, and the price depends on the genetics a lot of the time.

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    Depends really. Ventrata unrooted cuttings like $1 haha. Ovata would be like $15-20.

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    It basically gives a person a chance at having the plant. It's more of a gamble than a purchase. So, no, probably not worth much.

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    EP,

    I would disagree somewhat. Any one competent in growing Neps should have good success. For example, when I first started growing I had maybe a 10% success rate but now (7 years later) I have probably close to 90-95% success rate. And if I actually checked my cutting pots on a regular basis the ones I had lost probably would have taken as the reason I lost them was because their pots had dried out.
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    Depends on the rarity of the species as well and cultural preferences and history. Try rooting an N. aristolochioides!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (nepenthes gracilis @ Dec. 01 2006,9:04)]Try rooting an N. aristolochioides!
    Are you offering me a cutting to try on?

    If so I gladly accept the challenge
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    Christmas present?

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