CONDITIONS - Introduction, Prices and Shipping

 FALL  2016 LIST

SOMETHING NEW: A few new offerings, price changes, synonyms and various comments. I considered revising the billing by splitting it into item, packing and postage, as most other suppliers do, but decided to keep the present, simple listing that INCLUDES PACKING AND AIRMAIL POSTAGE.

I maintain a collection of stock plants and make cuttings only to fill orders. Seldom do I have grown plants for sale and do not offer rooted cuttings. I do not offer patented forms of H. carnosa such as, Krinkle 8, Hindu Rope, TriColor, etc. or the unusual forms of H. pubicalyx (H. purpureo-fusca of the trade) such as, Red Buttons, Fresno Beauty, White Dragon, etc. 

My plants have been collected from many nurseries, individuals and personal collecting trips to Australia, Borneo, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Micronesia and Vanuatu. I am constantly adding to my collection and most plants are carried with the original name or code number until a determination is made or a species named. I never change the original collection number - of mine or others.

I do not offer discounts or have a wholesale list. Minimum order is $35.00 in the U. S. and $125 elsewhere. PRICE INCLUDES PACKING AND FIRST CLASS OR PRIORITY AIR MAIL POSTAGE. Express Mail shipping is extra. For foreign orders and if your country insists on it, please include $65.00 for a Phytosanitary Certificate and your Import Permit. Please note that we can not provide a Phytosanitary Certificate for the EURO countries. Sorry, but I no longer ship to Poland.

My plants are grown in the open with light intensities of up to 10,000 fc and other conditions that create high carbohydrate levels; as a result, some plants do not "look good" (with perfect leaves) but most flower regularly and easily strike roots. If the leaf shows cuts, spots or other damage blame the weed eater or machete for they grow like weeds here in Kaaawa where the minimum temperature is 58F, maximum 93F and the humidity never less than 50%. One big greenhouse, with mosquitoes!!!  

Prices for all of the Asclepiads are for (un-rooted) 6 inch cuttings (for the smaller leafed ones or one 12 inch cutting for the larger leafed ones, in no case less than 2 nodes for the large growing ones, or as otherwise noted (depending on the species and typical growth) and follow this code:

A - $5.00, B - $7.50, C - $10.00, D - $20, or as shown.

PLEASE LIST ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS OF EQUAL VALUE - FOR AVAILABILITY CHANGES DAILY AND ALWAYS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-PAY BASIS.

 ALWAYS GET A CONFIRMATION BEFORE SENDING ANY FUNDS FOR WE MAY BE OUT OF CERTAIN ITEMS - availability changes daily.

Cutting handling suggestions:

  1. Reading the label on the cutting shows which way is up. If you plant it upside down it may take months to become oriented.
  2. Don't cut off the bottom of the stem - leave it, as it has hardened in transit - which is good.
  3. Don't cut up the stem into parts - leave it whole. Don't remove any leaves.
  4. Dampen the bottom few inches and dust with rooting hormone that contains a fungicide, as Rootone with Thiram.
  5. Plant in a very loose mix, that quickly drains, lightly water about every other day and keep in good, strong light, with ventilation. Some have had good success with PROMIX BX     Above all, never put new cuttings in a CLOSED plastic bag  - especially when a heating pad is used to raise the temperature  - for this is inviting rot. 
  6. Cuttings struck in the spring and summer (long days) root much faster than those in the fall and winter (short days).
  7. It is a fact that some cuttings root easily, others are hard to get started and some, are next to impossible.
  8. Hardwood (old) cuttings may be helped along by scraping the side or crushing the stem near the base.
  9. Do not over-pot or over-water when planted in the permanent growing pot.

About Names

There has always been disagreement among botanists, about all families of plants, and there is seldom consensus as to genus, let alone species. Hoyas and Dischidias are no exception, so, in order to reduce the confusion that exists, some of the names in my collection have been changed or assigned to match those in other's collections. That does not make those assumed names more valid but until exact determinations have been made and I am comfortable with the name, the names on this list will stand. My future lists will reflect new determinations. My plants carry the collection number (of the collector) and are never changed, as IML or IPPS are.

For this catalog, I list Eriostemmas as Hoyas but technically they are 2 different genera. Historically, in horticulture they have been thrown together.

Incidentally, I guarantee my plants to be healthy and true to name. I ship bare cuttings which normally travel well up to 10 days, nationally and internationally, and are well cured upon arrival. I have no control over freezing, damages or customs delays so any claim should be with the carrier. Should there be any request for replacement of material that we have sent, the whole cutting and its label must be returned to us within 30 days.          

Note: NEW denotes an addition or change from last catalog - in name, price, new introduction, etc.

The name after the species is the name of the author and further identifies that species—as Hoya carnosa Brown.

HOYA TOMATAENSIS,  from Tomata, Sulawesi, Indonesia

 

 

 

HOYA RUNDUMENSIS, from Rundum, Sabah

 

 

 

HOYA LOBBII, from cooler Northern India

GREEN: PLANT RESEARCH

P O BOX 597, KAAAWA, HAWAII 96730 U S A

PHONE /FAX (808) 237-8672 - E-MAIL  greent010@hawaii.rr.com

Revised 20 September 2016 

 

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