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    N. attenboroughii for sale?

    Looks like we may soon be seeing more and more of this rare plant, as it seems one nursery is offering it for $299. Can't say who, but I'm sure it won't take long for people to locate it.

    $299 though? I'd like to know what you all think about this exorbitant, but expected, pricing?
    Would you pay this amount? Specifically, would you pay this amount if there was the slightest chance some of the seedlings were hybrids?

    Not me, but that's only because of the latter concern, coupled with the feeling that we may soon see more of this plant, with falling prices as a result.


    Just my two cents..

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    There's no way I'd pay that much, though it is an amazing nep. I think I'd rather buy an SG eddy for that kind of $$
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    Quote Originally Posted by mato77429 View Post
    Looks like we may soon be seeing more and more of this rare plant, as it seems one nursery is offering it for $299. Can't say who, but I'm sure it won't take long for people to locate it.

    $299 though? I'd like to know what you all think about this exorbitant, but expected, pricing?
    Would you pay this amount? Specifically, would you pay this amount if there was the slightest chance some of the seedlings were hybrids?
    I've seen people pay nearly $500 for a rooted cutting of N. x Briggsiana on eB*y, so how different is this? Not very, IMO. Sure, I'd pay it. Even if some of those seedlings turned out to be hybrids? Heck yes! Imagine how excited you would have been if you bought N. lowii from seed grown stock only to discover you had a unique clone of N. x Trusmadiensis instead?! I wouldn't mind one bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    I've seen people pay nearly $500 for a rooted cutting of N. x Briggsiana on eB*y, so how different is this? Not very, IMO. Sure, I'd pay it. Even if some of those seedlings turned out to be hybrids? Heck yes! Imagine how excited you would have been if you bought N. lowii from seed grown stock only to discover you had a unique clone of N. x Trusmadiensis instead?! I wouldn't mind one bit.
    haha nice point. I guess if you've got the cash, why not?

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    You know... I'm glad you started this thread.

    When considering these plants I can't help but compare them to other similar plants such as N. argentii. I say similar because they are both endemic to one mountain and have a very limited range on that mountain and are superlative in nature. When argentii was released I believe it was released first as a batch of seed-grown individuals that had a huge price tag. As far as I know none of these seed-grown plants have ever resurfaced for sale, and there hasn't been a breeding event in cultivation to produce more seed. Thus all the argentii available now are TC and there may be only a dozen clones or so in cultivation at most.

    What I would have done to get my hands on a seed-grown N. argentii...
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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    It all depends on whether it's one of those must haves for you or not. It's not a plant I really would desire at any price, it just doesn't thrill me. Most of the newer species, especially the Philippine discoveries I just can't seem to get excited about for some reason. N. pittopangii and the latest "true" N. thorelii is the only new discoveries I'm really waiting on acquiring and neither of these would I want to pay more than $50 for.

    I think more than $150 for any plant is silly and then it has to be a plant I really, really want. I just paid $250 for a must-have plant a week or so ago but I plan on getting rid of it asap and using the $$ for something else. It only matters what it's worth to the buyer and some folks just gotta have one of everything, so they'll get it now no matter the price! LOL

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    I'd like to have N. attenboroughii but, I'd never pay that kind of money for one. I'll wait till they drop to half that. I'm still going to go check them out this weekend though............

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    I just paid $250 for a must-have plant a week or so ago but I plan on getting rid of it asap and using the $$ for something else
    I find this statement completely astonishing.

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