I just read the thread on the pricing of N. rajah and found it quite interesting, as i too have been astounded at the range of prices that neps can fetch. *There's a couple that have mystified me, as well.
N. ampullaria is the first one i wanted to get. *I really wanted that plant, but Merilee at CC talked me out of it (probably a good thing) and i got a forgiving ventricosa instead. *Okay, trying to keep a short story short:
I still want an amp, but want a really good amp, since i have limited space - might as well keep just the best, right? *The tricolor and 'Cantley's Red' are stunning plants... but they seem to universally sell for over $100! *I know these aren't rare varieties, because almost every major seller seems to have them. *Why then do they cost so much? *Is this something that is likely to change in the near future (ie are they recently tissue cultured) or are there reasons it won't change. *I'm just wondering, before i go out and buy a "lesser" amp.