- Jun 7, 2006
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- Hamilton, Ontario - Canada
You are correct, Tinh. Those plants on ebay are wild collected. There is no question. Why would anybody do that? The quality of artificially propagated plants is so much better now than wild plants; not to mention the fact that wild collected plants are illegal!
Getting back to the subject of this thread. I stand by my statement above. The plants on ebay are not growing in those pots. They look like they were bare-root and just plopped in those pots and the roots covered up with sphagnum moss for the photo. Also, even more telling for me is the fact that the leaf fans are not those of a plant that has grown in a pot, upright. The leaves have grown and are oriented in such a way that they are flattened out horizontally, like the way a fan of leaves is oriented while the plant is growing on a steep rock face, which is how sanderianum grows. I still say we're looking at jungle plants. Without photos showing the specimen mother plants, growing in a pot, with crappy leaves all over, I can't believe that these divisions on ebay are from cultivated plants. Why would someone who thinks so highly of himself and his plants let them get so beat up? It doesn't add up.