Maybe not , He did fill the 12 x 12 x 8 box right? seems to be reasonable 6.00 a plant. Still a savingwell lets just say I was not real happy when I opened my box.....for my $50 I got 7 plants.....I had said it was ok to put some tlc plants in there and expect for the Dr Toots<2> and the Neostylis....the other 5 are very much TLC plants .........the grower seems to think that his listing was not misleading and that he figured a value of 40 for the plants and the other 10 for shipping and handling......also where he says in the ad the he will send the plants out of pot so that he can maximize the quanity of plants in lieu of shipping media he says he meant in lieu of the potting media and that no where else in the US could I get 7 plants for $40......I do not know do you think I have a right to be a bit upset?
So according to Candace, you got a decent market price for the two Dortor Toots. Although not a steal, you still get 8 other plants to play with.Just a quick google and look see and I couldn't find a Dr. Toots for under $30. I don't think you got a screamin' good deal, but I think the 2 paphs are probably worth what you paid(if in good condition and decent size). It's a good cross. I'm waiting for my wee one to grow up.
I got a package, too, containing 7 catt hybrids ranging from smallish to probably NBS, a small Neostylis Lou Sneary, and two healthy large BS vanda-type plants, one of which I don't have, labeled Praneoom Arnet Gordon Dillon. Will have to check it out. By the time I found out about the offer he was all out of paphs. Too bad. Renegayde - I'd be willing to trade something for one of your Dr. Toots. Hint, hint.
The Catts were pretty beat up and dehydrated, but are salvagable and appear on first inspection to be free of scale and other nasty things. I would say they are all in the TLC category. The vanadaceous looked better. I wouldn't say the package was a steal, but I don't feel ripped off or disappointed, either. I saw the pics of the plants, and wasn't expecting anything valuable, just a grab-bag adventure. I'll probably keep things that are not duplicates of ones that I already have, and donate the rest to our local orchid society raffle table once they're rehabilitated a little.
The closest that I can think of that sound is:Ellen, it's not showing up in Orchid Wiz as a registered hybrid. Try going to the RHS website http://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/registration_orchids.asp and see if you can find it there. Unfortunately, someone may have mangled the name or seriously misspelled it:<