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Thread: N. x briggsiana var. 'peter d'amato

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    This is not a new kind of Nepenthes.

    Nepenthes xBriggsiana 'Peter D'Amato' has been around for many years. The cross was originally made in Germany and seed was imported to the US by Chuck Powell. Several people obtained this seed, Bill Baumgartle being one, and it was in Bill's seed batch that 'Peter D'Amato' was born. This happened some 10-15 years ago. I've been growing my plant for about 7 or 8 years now. People are now beginning to realize it's beauty and worth. $200 is not an unheard of price for a superior Nepenthes clone, especially a hybrid. Some of the very best of the hybrids are far more valuable than the species.

    Drew was willing to pay that price because he knows he is an exceptional Nepenthes grower and was not worried about it just up and dieing on him. Some of us out here are pretty educated in Nepenthes culture and when we invest any amount of money in a plant we fully intend to exhaust every resource possible to nurture it to its full potential and to make that investment grow. Speaking of which...that Paphiopedilum sanderianum I paid $600 for 15 years ago was auctioned off and brought me $2,450.00. Not bad for just a 'plant', eh?

    Robin: I took my website down about a month ago because I sold out or gave away everything on it. Perhaps I'll re-enable it later in the summer when I have produced more stock.

    Phil

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    Hey Phil, might I ask why you auctioned off such an expensive plant if it was worth that much money?

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    Dustin-

    I decided to sell it and all my other paph species when I changed my greenhouse over to cool conditions; aka.. unheated during the winter. My interests were in other areas, mainly hardier type plants and even back then I would receive frequent requests for divisions of it so I let everyone else fight over it. It went to a very good home...(in Japan, shhhhhh!) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    nothing is a waste of money or too expensive if you don't regret spending the money.

    IMO

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    Ah I see, rather than fight the requests and possibly jeopardize its survival, rather sell it to a good caretaker and get a nice return gift! lol

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    wonderful [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    dang this thread is long...


    Hey Drew I'm glad you finally took pics of it! I"ve been wanting to see it ever since you told me you sent Peter that check.

    I think its worth it. At least knowing how much you wanted this plant before you even had it, or was able to get it. Glad its doing well for you.
    https://www.instagram.com/hull.jess/ (I post pics of my plants there)

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    Phil,
    You've got sanderianum? It would be my example of an orchid that commands multi-hundreds of dollars.
    I'd like to know more about how you grow it/them. The hybrids do great for us here in so fla (gotta compot of Prince Edward of York ready to move into individuals-they're close to a foot across), but have been afraid of required night temp drops during summer for pure sanderianum...any comments?

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