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Another local plant show 2009

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Gbarce

There is goung to be another plant show over at these parts this coming weekened till next weekend. I has some business near the site so I dropped by to take a look at thing still being set up.

Its not officially open yet but its interesting to get an look-see of what's in store in the commercial section.

Here are some early sneek peeks.

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Gbarce

heliconia and Areca Vestiara - maroon form?

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Gbarce

Variegated Aslenium nidus-- notice the forking on the leaf tips too. I get the impression though that this variety is being cloned.

Variegated anthurium

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ariscott

Looking forward to it, Gene....

Regards, Ari :)

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Gbarce

a couple more before bedtime

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paulgila

gene,i am curious who buys this stuff? is it affordable enough for the "peasantry,"or just the "landed gentry?"

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Gbarce

Well most of the stuff I photograph (for the amusement of PALMTALK) are the really unusual and collectible stuff so for what you see on this post it would be the "landed gentry".

But the photographs that I take are in no way representative of what's available. These plant shows/commercial sections have an very very wide range of plants available ranging from the dirt cheap to the "arm and a leg" type deals.

The collector market over here is very very thin so bulk of the stuff offered are really everyday (but still somewhat special) stuff that normal people can afford.

For ordinary plants prices here are typically just a fraction of the prices in the US. For collectible plants however the pricing is very elastic and very subjective. I've noticed that a lot of vendors have a different price depending on who's asking.

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ariscott

Yes... I notice that. If Scott ask about plants in Indonesia, he would get charged 'bule' price, so when we were living there, I usually asked him which one he wanted and came back without him... lol.

Regards, Ari :)

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Walter John
Yes... I notice that. If Scott ask about plants in Indonesia, he would get charged 'bule' price, so when we were living there, I usually asked him which one he wanted and came back without him... lol.

Regards, Ari :)

:lol:

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Gbarce

That's funny Ari. I guess its a necessary evil in a market system where haggling is the norm.

Beyond the regular stuff though, the really collectible plants have an even protocol. A lot of times if the actual proprietor is not in the stall the sales girls will actually tell you that they don't have a price for the plant yet. What this actually means is that "my boss will have to be the one to speak to you about the price so he can size you up". If the price isn't open to the general public it would most likely be beyond my means anyway. THat particular collectible plant is being targetted for the really BIG spenders.

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paulgila

i usually get charged "bule price" but they will knock off a few thousand rupiah if i throw a little bahasa indonesia at em :lol:

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paulgila

hows the exchange rate there for US dollars,gene?

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Gbarce

pohonkelapa- its about PhP 47 to 48 to US$1.

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Gbarce

Just to illustrate the range of prices-- These crotons (about 2 to 3 feet tall) are priced at P150 each so thats roughly a little over $3 each. Plus you can haggle it a little lower if you buy a lot.

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Gbarce

These succulents are 3 for P100 so thats about $2 for 3 plants or 70 cents each

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Gbarce

The small agave stricta in front is P800 so that's $16 and the bigger ones at the back are P1500 so that's $30. But you can still haggle that down a bit. Its a relatively new variety over here so its not yet dirt cheap but maybe after a year you'll get a significant decrease in price. Its all about supply and demand and what the local market is fancying at the moment.

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Gbarce

A dwarf YlangYlang tree- if I remember correctly was P200 so that's about $4

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Gbarce

Variegated Caryots mitis-- lots of these seedlings are being offered around here-P700 or $14.

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This Variegated Caryota is about 2 feet tall and the variegation looks consistently prominent-- P5000 or a little over $100

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Gbarce

On the other end of the spectrum here are some of the plants that they don't disclose the price to the general public.

A very nice cultivar of Anthurium Gemininii (?)

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Gbarce

Also a definite collectible-- a very nicely variegated Kapok tree. You need to talk to the proprietor directly for this one. On second thought it might not be a Kapok-- hmmm can anyone ID?

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Gbarce

Close up of that Pitcher plant. really awesome

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Gbarce

A really cool aloe with red "bumps" can anyone ID the species?

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Gbarce

A really freaky mutated Asplenium nidus(?)

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Gbarce

Cool tillandsia. Probably a hybrid

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Gbarce

The current craze in these parts lately-- Sansiverias

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Gbarce

A variegated one. THere was also no price available for this one

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Gbarce

A really large bromeliad. An Alcantarea I think

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Gbarce

Here's a closer shot.

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Gbarce

This series of bromeliads (Neoregelias) are for Kim :lol:

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