Growing conditions forum: Will it root of all the leaves are lost?

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Mar 1, 2014 12:53 AM CST
Name: Eugene
zone 7b New York City
melann wrote:Sorry GreenToe, I just saw your question.

Oh boy, and I did even worse, as I just saw your answer. :-/ I thought Cubits is supposed to email me when someone replies, but I am never getting any such emails from them.

3 lost out of 23 is not bad. I've never ordered from oversees, but from what anecdotal evidence I see, I am totally with Carol - order from far away exotic lands only if you really REALLY want far away exotic (as in "not available in your country/region") hoyas. Any cost saving may be quickly eaten, plus more, by higher shipping charges, phytosanitary certificate fees and the risk of loss. If the price is 50% less, but the risk of loss is 50/50, well, guess what, there's no cost savings at all. With anxiety and longer waiting, they'd need to give me more than 50% lower prices! I wish this math wasn't as tough, as some of those Thai hoyas sure do look awfully attractive and exotic.
Mar 1, 2014 4:37 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I did a trade with Kew Hoya last fall. Shipping took 5 days. Most of them lived but I DID lose a few. When they arrived I dipped them in a mild bath of Clorox to kill any foreign pathogens that might be lurking...they can quickly demolish everything else if let lose.

Both SRQ Hoyas and K&G Hoyas order from Thailand - I would sure let them take the risks....

Glad you only lost a couple....
Leap. The net will appear.

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