Urban Jungle (aka houseplants)

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Pickles, Apr 17, 2020.

  1. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    FTFY
     
  2. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

  3. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    People aren’t really spending this kind of money, are they?
     
  4. Basil

    Basil Chicken

    There is always one of those out there. Many are panicking that Costa Farms is truly going to enter the market with all the Thai Constellations and Albos so people are trying to sell super high at the moment to make a profit, though this is well above the high level and probably an error. It could easily sell for $400 without second thought in the market.
     
  5. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model

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  6. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Again, I have to wonder if someone that can afford this plant would be shopping for it on Etsy anyway.

    $400 seems way closer to reasonable.
     
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  7. Basil

    Basil Chicken

    I definitely see plants sell for $5-15k on Facebook which is still boggling
     
  8. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I didn’t know that houseplant culture would fascinate me, but I’m fascinated by the economics of this.
     
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  9. Basil

    Basil Chicken

    @Afishwish I recommend just watching a fb group purge. It’s crazy to see people on the threads begging for $300+ plants or doing auctions into the thousands. I’ve bought from a few but mainly to grow and split with others. Some though in the groups have dedicated their lives to selling plants out of their apartments. It’s crazy to see weekly purges of hundreds of plants from the same people.
     
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  10. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Squee!! My albo syn began to unfurl a 3rd leaf overnight! (ETA: the string thing on the side is from a small passion vine.)

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  11. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Oooo what kind of passion vine? I’m a sucker for those. I love their crazy flowers and they’re food plants for these butterflies
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  12. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    @Afishwish it's a P. trifasciata. The top leaves are a little light stressed and turned purple! Was not expecting that at all. I also have a P. sexocellata. I got them both as leafless sticks around 3 months ago, and now they're little babies wreaking havoc with their vine shooters!
     
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  13. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Oooohhh I just learned about my newest wishlist plant - Philo Red Anderson. Apparently it's a hybrid of Pink Princess and White Knight. I'm in love.

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  14. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Mmkay so this chick who always posts way overpriced plants on nextdoor claims to be moving and selling off. $180 and $200 for rooted cuttings of what she says is a “dark princess.”
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  15. Basil

    Basil Chicken

    I’ve never understood the dark princess name. It’s not actually a name or a reference to a hybrid plus it loses all of the burgundy if grow correctly to get more variation
     
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  16. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model

    It’s kind of crazy it unfurls like that. Looks like it would snap off.
     
  17. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    This tree. Admittedly I neglected it over the winter, as it wasn’t growing much (since; winter). But it appears I missed a pretty massive spider mite invasion. Finally got some insecticide and have doused it, need to do it again today. I will also trim off all the badly damaged parts which is a lot of it. All the lemons that were growing went to shit.
    I also sprayed the one plant that may have been touching it at some point (a clearance rescue anthurium). If it wasn’t touching another plant do I need to spray the rest of them? Now that it’s not freezing I put it outdoors to deal with until it’s safe to return. Poor Meyer.
     
  18. Basil

    Basil Chicken

    I always treat those directly in the area. So if they are within a 5 ft but not touching treat them and do it every 3-5 days to hit the mites life-stages. It should only take 5-7 treatments to clear them all up.
     
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  19. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    Spray everything. Those fuckers float on the breeze. I lost all but five of my pepper plants last year, and only the ones I moved to other rooms survived.
     
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  20. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    @Basil would you mind sharing your trusted sources for the rares/specials? I feel like making a big splash for my bday.
     
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  21. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I found a marble queen pothos at the greenhouse for $6 Saturday so I’m feeling flush. @Lh718 what do you think you’ll get? I’ll be living through you. Two kids and a PT job doesn’t lend itself to plants that could pay for daycare but I still want.
     
  22. Basil

    Basil Chicken

    @Lh718 I would try to do Plantyqueens, as they do a live each week so you can get an idea of the size for each that you are purchasing and they are easier to score a rarer plant. check out their instagram. I am currently debating buying the large philodendron choco red for my own birthday, but should probably wait as I just bought a hoya grey ghost. If you are trying etsy I would go with Wuhoo tropics, great service, responsive and have yet to see any damage to a plant from shipping. If you have a particular plant in mind let me know and I can point you to someone particular too.
     
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  23. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    @Basil thanks! @CoolWife no particular plant in mind, and my budget is probably still way below what the good stuff goes for :no:. If I'm lucky, I might get a chonk / wet stick of something cool.
     
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  24. Basil

    Basil Chicken

    @Lh718 Donnysplantshop on etsy has really young plants at times at reasonable prices. Plantyqueens did just start listing seedlings of some if the more expensive anthuriums making it more reasonable.
     
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  25. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    So because I am addicted to the hunt, I went to my usual stores today despite being totally bursting at the seams. I found some variegated spath babies with amazing variegation. I had to take them home! Will post pics later because am lazy. 20210518_172712.jpg 20210518_183148.jpg 20210518_183238.jpg
     
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