|You can bet the whole plant is going with the pitchers as they are "picked". [/QUOTE]|
How do you know this? Have you asked the seller? While it is good to be environmentally conscious, one should also try to be circumspect in assessing the behavior of others.
Having corresponded quite some time ago with the people who make the products to which you refer, I can tell you that the pitchers are commercially grown for this purpose, in a greenhouse. Furthermore, the plants are not destroyed, since such an act would immediately limit the ability of the manufacturer to produce his product.
Please be careful about making assumptions!
who int he world would sell nepenthes pitchers clipped from the plant? it's like selling a rose on ebay, probably would die in transit... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
I see now, they are sealing the pitchers inside glass to preserve them!
Jeff I'm sorry if I offended you or your friend but if these plants are greenhouse grown the ad should really say that and not (cut and paste):
"Designed with a unique shape and a fossil like look, it is embedded with a real miniature PITCHER PLANT which are specially collected in the wild."
I'm not knocking the product at all, as I said it looks neat and I would like one of each but the collected in the wild thing bothered me and made me appalled when I read it.
Okay, I still couldn't find it but I know what we are talking about now.
Jeff's done the legwork on these people already, and I have seen this product first hand. This company does have a mistake, and that is in marketing. These are beautifully preserved pitchers in lucite or something similar, and we should all have one of these. I have never seen a preserved pitcher looking better than the one I saw.
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