looking forward to see lowii and hamata there for cheaper - lol
Bah, Walmart won't go beyond the ventrata and maybe a couple others. The vendors carry all the specialty species and the non-mass-produced hybrids. They have nothing to worry about. Walmart will never carry a N. hamata; I guarantee that! (*envisions rows of dead hamatas)
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lol... but who knows! walmart is already taking over the world! *HECK! they may decide to make one near YOUR place Capslock![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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"Our pitcher plants are on sale!"
"Do you have other kinds?"
"Kinds? Of plants? Sure, we have flowers, vegetables..."
"No... other species..."
"Of pitcher... nevermind."
... that's the scenario I'm envisioning. Be glad there's one there at all... and feel sorry for all of the other ones that have now been killed by their owners. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
Don't feel sorry.. the mass produced Nepenthes, Sarracenia, etc etc that sell dirt cheap at walmart, lowes etc etc introduce tons of people to CPs! If that is all they accomplish before the plant is dead then so be it. Some of those people will become interested enough to persue them and join the ranks of us obsessed nuts!
Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?
I bought those about four months ago and have not seen any since. When I was in the check out line, everyone was asking me what they where. When I told them that the plants eat bugs, two people got out of line to get one. Being in Florida (the bug capital of the world) I'm surprised everyone didn't get out of line for one. But like I said, they where sold out in a couple of weeks. Iím wondering why they have not brought in more.
I'm still living off the corpse of the old world.
I doubt Walmart could keep any of the harder species/hybrids alive long enough to get that big. They would also have to compete for the more specialized plants which have a much more limited availability and higher price. They can do that with ventrata as it is widely available and mostly ignored by the specialty growers/sellers. I have seen ventricosa at Walmart and many of them died before they sold. But its a start! I'm sure there will be some other widely available, easy hybrids in the future, but don't expect to find a N. villosa there.
A day without Nepenthes is like a day without sunshine
That is truly a impressive plant for $8..
Tony is spot-on. These are all tc clones and make pretty good lures for future fools-er, brethren and sisters into our hobby.