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    Bangkok Plant Market

    So as you know and for those of you that don't, I'm in Bangkok, Thailand. I visited the Jatujak market, and look what I got for approximately $25...



    Venus flytraps, my favorite carnivorous plants. I believe this is a very crowded bunch of typicals. Anyone know whats growing in there in the top right corner besides moss?


    Anyone think they can ID this? They are a bit more dark maroon colored than can be seen in this picture. Theres a plant shooting up in the left, anyone know what that is, and if its harmful?


    Six Nepenthes. I know there are two different kinds, not sure about the specific names, ID please? I'm not experienced with these plants, so any basic tips would be much appreciated. Also, what's growing in the soil?


    I've seen Drosera before, and decided to buy it. I noticed that there is a flower stalk as you can see. Should I cut them off or leave them? I'm not too experienced with Drosera either, so I would appreciate basic tips about care. ID?


    Definitely not sure what this is, but it's so awesome! I bought it as a gift for my girlfriends mother since I'm staying at their place. The intertwined section is actually the woody stem of the plant. Just thought I'd share.


    I was wondering if anyone knew how I could bring these back to the states. My girlfriend warned me that they might not pass through customs, and I should just put them in a box and send it home at the post office. Anyone with knowledge or experience in this field?

    Also does anyone know any place other places in Bangkok where I can find CPs?

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    Drosera looks like D. spatulata.

    The VFTs unless labeled as a specific cultivar should be considered typicals. Color and growth patterns vary enormously.

    As for getting them through customs, I have no idea, depends on the species of Nepenthes some are restricted. Agriculture will probably be a bigger concern than customs. Mailing them is not likely to work as you need a customs declaration form on the package. If you declare live plants then you'll probably need some sort of phytosanitary declaration.
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    If I were you, I wouldn't declare them, just hide them well in your suitcase and hope they survive the trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overmind1632 View Post
    If I were you, I wouldn't declare them, just hide them well in your suitcase and hope they survive the trip
    Fine advice to give since many Nepenthes species are covered by CITES Appendix II with N. khasiana, N. rajah as Appedix I and the penalties are rather stiff if caught.
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    I thought ALL of them were appendix II except for those in appendix I? Nepenthes rafflesiana isn't worth the trouble you could get into

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    Those trees, or plants, are awesomes
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    put it in a plastic bag and swallow it, when you get back, get it out and there ya go.
    jk... dont do that... please...
    but cant you just say its a plant i got from the market, and put it in a box or something?

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    Thanks for the ID Not a Number. As for shipping, it has gone beyond my knowledge of the law. I can't find anything on the internet either. I thought about putting it in my suitcase as an option, but then I would risk certain penalties. I guess my best bet would be to go to a Thai post office and get info. If anyone else could help, that would be great.

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