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EllisB

The Archontophoenix may be available. We have not planted any seeds as of now. Will keep you posted.

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

So I finally broke down and ordered some palms from Redlands. I bought a couple licuala grandis for my wife for Mother's day as she wants to get into growing some palms indoors. I think I have finally rubbed off onto her haha. Anyways I made my order with Ellis and Lisa. You can't beat the pricing especially for the size that you get so I recommend them if your local. What i don't recommend is getting palms shipped to you, the s/h cost were outrageous. So for the price you would think that the palms would be showing up in pristine packaging. Nope the opposite a lil bit of butcher paper and packing tape to try and keep the dirt in the pots. A bunch more packing tape to secure the palms to the box. Which didn't hold up, letting the palms smash into each other =( Hopefully licuala's are tough palms. If your local prolly an awesome place to pick up a bunch of palms. If your not buy and ship at your own risk =/ 

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sashaeffer
5 minutes ago, OC2Texaspalmlvr said:

So I finally broke down and ordered some palms from Redlands. I bought a couple licuala grandis for my wife for Mother's day as she wants to get into growing some palms indoors. I think I have finally rubbed off onto her haha. Anyways I made my order with Ellis and Lisa. You can't beat the pricing especially for the size that you get so I recommend them if your local. What i don't recommend is getting palms shipped to you, the s/h cost were outrageous. So for the price you would think that the palms would be showing up in pristine packaging. Nope the opposite a lil bit of butcher paper and packing tape to try and keep the dirt in the pots. A bunch more packing tape to secure the palms to the box. Which didn't hold up, letting the palms smash into each other =( Hopefully licuala's are tough palms. If your local prolly an awesome place to pick up a bunch of palms. If your not buy and ship at your own risk =/ 

Yea, unfortunately I had similar experience for a large order that was shipped. None of the palms had any sort of moist moss around the roots at all, just like you said butcher paper was all that I could tell had been wet, but easily dried out and the roots never really stood a chance.   Couldn't understand why such a large and well known nursery would ship that way when I can buy palms online from hobbyists who package and ship their palms properly.    

As for shipping,  it must be a Florida thing for shipping costs. Anything outside a USPS "tube" no longer than 3ft which has a set rate is crazy expensive. Much easier and cheaper to place order with Floribunda and get 2 day shipping with expert damage free packing.

I learned my expensive lesson with Redlands. 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr
2 hours ago, sashaeffer said:

I learned my expensive lesson with Redlands.

I actually wish they just told me they didn't ship haha. Cause they obviously don't know how. Maybe someone who is local to them can't start picking up orders and shipping them. Cause there palm prices for size are extremely good 

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Merlyn

Redlands apparently created a fleabay store in April, rednsy.  I purchased 3 Licuala Peltata v. Sumawongii from them, not realizing that it was Redlands.  They shipped on Tuesday and arrived on Thursday via a USPS box and were packed taped together in the original liners.  Great plant condition and $14 each shipped.  I stepped them up into 1/2 gallon pots immediately. 

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sashaeffer
12 minutes ago, Merlyn2220 said:

Redlands apparently created a fleabay store in April, rednsy.  I purchased 3 Licuala Peltata v. Sumawongii from them, not realizing that it was Redlands.  They shipped on Tuesday and arrived on Thursday via a USPS box and were packed taped together in the original liners.  Great plant condition and $14 each shipped.  I stepped them up into 1/2 gallon pots immediately. 

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What is "fleabay"?

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Merlyn
42 minutes ago, sashaeffer said:

What is "fleabay"?

:D Ebay.  It's just a silly word making it sound more like a "flea market" than it really is.

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