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By cnrose
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I recently completed and received my first order from Florae of 7 nepenthes. I'd heard Florae mentioned around, but didn't really know anything about them. Without further ado, here's the rundown of my experience ordering from them (spoiler alert: I'm very impressed!):

The good:
[*] Great size plants! While I do enjoy growing nepenthes from very small, I'm certainly not going to complain about receiving plants 3-inches across with a half dozen pitchers.
[*] Good eclectic selection of plants for cheap. If you can get over the fact that not every plant will be a Borneo Exotics clone (and you should!), you can get some real interesting stuff!
[*] Can add on plants to an existing order very easily.
[*] Very good packaging. My nepenthes all came pre-potted, with an additional pot on top (filled with sphagnum as insulation) to protect the leaves/pitchers from shipping handling and the cold. Due to USPS issues, my order was in the mail for 8 days, but nearly all the plants are fine 48 hours after unboxing. I noticed that even after 8 days in the mail, they still weren't cold (which is more than could be said for another order that arrived the same day from another shop that forgot to include a heat pack, and had very cold plants).
[*] Very good customer service. Due to the USPS delay (through no fault of Florae), one of the lowland plants was looking a little bad, and took a turn for the worse the day after receiving the package. I sent a picture to their customer service email of the damaged plant - unsure the cause of the damage - and got an email back saying it was definitely cold damage, and giving me credit for the value of the plant. Their customer service was also able to cancel a duplicate order I made in error, and hold my order due to a cold snap a couple weeks ago.

The only real suggestion I have for improvement is to add an "In Stock" checkbox for searching through their available plants! I like to sort "Price Low->High" but usually that results in having to wade through pages of plants that are sold out :lol:

In conclusion, definitely give Florae Collaborative a shot, and pick up some of their seed-grown plants or odd crosses!
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By Nocturne
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Yeah just be careful when you try to store some of their growing materials…they aren’t joking on the claim that their packaging is compostable (breaks down in 3 weeks)…
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By Ewreck
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Can we see what you got? I always see their pics on instagram and they look good.
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By cnrose
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Ewreck wrote:Can we see what you got? I always see their pics on instagram and they look good.
Here's a pic I took the day they arrived!
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By specialkayme
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Quite a haul @cnrose, I bet you got a signed thank you card from Ryan too ;)
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By cnrose
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specialkayme wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:06 pm Quite a haul @cnrose, I bet you got a signed thank you card from Ryan too ;)
I have a problem where I have too many nepenthes, so I get more grow space to put them in, then I feel the need to get more nepenthes to fill up that grow space :lol:
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By Camden
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Not to bring up a dead thread or anything but had to add to the review’s. Exceptional service, packaging, pretty much everything! Even gave me a hand signed thank you card. I highly recommend waiting until they have bidding available if possible. The last one sold a Rajah x Lowii for around $250!!! (Like WHAT?!?!) I do believe the one before had last bid for a klossii at 60$ too; you get the idea. The one and only thing I could say is to adjust the website a bit more to mobile; if you have your screen vertically you have to turn your phone horizontally for a wider screen to access the filters( if that made any sense :lol:[im sure you’d get what I mean if you ever used the website on a phone]).
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