First of all, I ordered 3 of their Bare Root VFTs, and this is what the description says:
"Understanding bare root:
Though the bare root plant option is the least expensive way to acquire new plants, it does come with more effort and responsibility. When the plants arrive, they immediately need to be potted in the appropriate soil (available here), watered, and pruned. Because of the sensitive nature of some bare root plants, leaves may die quickly, before new growth appears. Additionally, there is a higher failure rate with bare root plants. Because of this, many customers acquire more plants than may be necessary for their project. Please note: due to the nature of bare root plants, we only guarantee the live arrival of the items. We include specific planting instructions to help you successfully grow your plants. "
This part is what gets to me:
" Additionally, there is a higher failure rate with bare root plants. "
I find this almost objectionable, because while true in nature, almost didn't seem to apply to the VFTs I received from **********s.com! In fact, out of the zillions of online vendors of VFTs I've ordered from, **********s.com has the most safe, secure, healthy, gentle way of shipping bare roots I had EVER experienced, much less, imagined!
I was very beguiled by this forumer's post on his ********** VFTs (scroll to the middle of his post)
And ordered the bare roots, thinking maybe my items would be similar as pictured on the **********.com website. The traps looked fairly large, and the plant averaged about 5 traps.
Disclaimer: Due to my drug-addict personality (and the money I slowly saved up working retail a few months back), I go "all out" on my hobbies, flinging myself to all ends of the spectrum and devoting my time obsessive-compulsively; I ended up ordering from numerous online vendors and got ripped off by many of them, hence I became a very harsh critic of these sites.
The PFT VFTs were about half the size as pictured, but perhaps TWENTY TIMES more in profusion of traps and growth!
Out of all the online vendors I have dealt with, I can honestly and genuinely say **********s.com deliver true BANG FOR THE BUCK!!!!! I think it's a LIE that they write "3.99" for a Bare Root Plant, it's more like 3.99 for 5 plants in one!
with my hand to scale size.
all of them were potted in 2 inch clay pots.
I am totally jealous of you guys who ordered during **********s.com's famous bare root sale back then! If only I chanced upon this decadent world of carnivorous plants at that time! hrumph!!! I would've spent $20 ordering bare roots for $1 each. crrrrazy.