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Tropical Orchid Farm

Discussion in 'Orchid Vendor FYI' started by Jon, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Very nice plants. I even got a bonus with a two-plant order. My only complaint is that it doiesn't carry a large number of rare PNG bulbos. :cool:
     
  2. Neyra

    Neyra Just Plain Different

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    E-mail Kathy sometimes they have things that are not on their website because of quantity issues. I have ordered form them on various occasions and have always been more than please with their plants
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    I've not ordered from them before.
     
  4. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    Everything I'v gotten came with brown spots on the leaves and within a few months died...maybe it's just me!
     
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    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Nor have I.
    I think I checked once and found their Ang selection somewhat lacking in Angs.
     
  6. Neyra

    Neyra Just Plain Different

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    Never had a problem with them and I have over 30 plants from them.

    Jean did you contact them afterward??
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've been very happy with plants I have bought from them over the years. They have some very interesting things that they propagate by seed that I've never seen offered anywhere else. I've bought some things from them that haven't done well, but those were all warm growers that I wanted to try even though my temperatures weren't ideal. They were healthy plants when they arrived and I don't blame them at all.
     
  8. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    No, it's not like they all died at the same time and it was some time ago. By the time I realized they were all from them, it was too late. I friend also got many of the same plants and they died too. I would contact them today if it happened.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Except for the $12 handling fee per order (with a bonus plant :D), I have no complain. Their plants are always first class and their price is very reasonable.

    Jon, what did you get? I hope you get the Pleurothallis johnsonii, which I think it is very cool species.
     
  10. Neyra

    Neyra Just Plain Different

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    Jean the only reason I asked was because the only plant that I got bad from them (it had some leaf burns), was quickly replaced.
     
  11. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I got a few complex B L & C hybrids.
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Fibber
     
  13. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah! It is about time to learn how to grow orchids.:clap:
     
  14. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I was going to use them for some high-quality compost for my carrot garden.

    Just kidding, folks... I got a couple of bulbos from them. Duh. :cool:
     
  15. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    I have purchashed dozens of plants from TOF on dozens of occasions. All sorts of stuff.
    Any problems I have had with plants from them were of my own making. I'm always cranky about their 'handling' charge but I get over it as I unpack my order.
    Personally, I LOVE TOF.
     
  16. dr_dmd

    dr_dmd The dr's out... in the greenhouse!

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    I love TOF. I visited them when on Maui last summer and we had a WONDERFUL visit with Jeff and kathy. There nursery is one of the cleanest I have seen anywhere. They showed me tons of amazing plants, grown from seed - lots of personal attention is pored into their business. Their love of plants extends onto their acreage as well, where they have planted many indigenous hawaiian plants - truly a paradise. I bought a LOT of plants during my visit, and two more big boxes worth since. I highly recommend them!
     
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    Alexis New Member

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    Amen. TOF rocks!
     
  18. coerulea

    coerulea reMember

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    I agree, they are awesome... I got some 3" pot seedlings of Cattleya warscewiczii alba "envigado" x self... which I am super excited about, very high quality plants, and for that parentage a steal at 20 bux each. Ive ordered from them several times, always high quality, shipping can be higher than some, but its hawaii...