Was supposed to get comp'ed on a DOA N. Spectibilis. I got this in the mail today...
Just thought I'd share a good laugh. This little contraption consists of a cup taped over a square-potted plant, with easter grass thrown in for some craps and giggles. The N. Maxima or whatever it might be is flipped sideways with it's roots smashed against the clear cup. The little guy looks pretty dehydrated.
Retail price? 14.99. I got it for free. All my other plants came in this condition and I had to repot them. They all survived, and they were really cheap but I just can't do this everytime I order now. It's heartbreaking because I have a genuine love for these please and I squeal like a little kid everytime the UPS truck comes to bring me a new package (I'm 21), and to find this among others is just gut wrenching. And to think this was growing at BE's prestigious nursery at one point in time breaks my heart.
I think it's a Maxima. It's not tagged and I thought I was getting an N. Reinwardtiana in the mail today and told everybody about it. Sigh. I'm not even going to bother. It's been almost two months.
On a side note, on Monday I got my plant from Andrew and he puts saran wrap over the soil and he placed packing peanuts under all the leaves for me! That balanced out my week so far. Thanks again Andrew for setting the bar.
I haven't even tried to take off the cups, I just don't want to look at it for a few hours before I get to nursing it. I am pretty infuriated now with all the problems from this vendor. I've taken it up with the owner and I think I'm just going to move on.
I don't want to post any other pictures because I'm just setting aside everything to take care of later tonight.
I'm not trying to whine or bad-mouth any vendors, I just wanted to express my sincere feelings of regret that these plants may have survived had they not been shipped across the country to me and could have been sold to somebody retail. I think something needs to be done to stop other people around the country from getting stuff like this. This is my 2nd shipment from them and both looked like this, except I suffered some casualties last time.