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BigFrond

Yesterday I bought a 5 gal Adonidia Veitchia from HD for $33.  There were 3 plants in the pot.  The tallest is about 3-3.5 ft.  Is this a good deal?  I had to remove it from the rack as soon as I saw it because it was the only one.

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spockvr6

Id say the price was fair, but it was not a giveaway.  But, that statement is based on prices that I see around here.

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paulgila

i got the same one! $33 doesn't seem too pricey,considering their smaller wodyetias now go for $39!

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spockvr6

(pohonkelapa @ Jul. 27 2006,11:45)

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i got the same one! $33 doesn't seem too pricey,considering their smaller wodyetias now go for $39!

What!?!?!?!

The 3 gallon Wodyetias at big box stores down here are 10 bucks...the same price as Queens.

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paulgila

i said the same thing--"what?!?!?!".

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SubTropicRay

I'd say $33 was an average price.

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Jeff Searle

In my opinion, if your not sure,and you think it's a fair price and it looks like it's worth the money to YOU, then buy it. It might not be a sweet deal, or steal,and if you second guess yourself and leave, only to come back and find that someone else bought it. I say this palm was worth about $15-20. Only kidding, LOL :P

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Dave Butler

It Could be a good deal depending on what part of town your from. But if you live in South,Fla. not a good deal.

Local Nursery sells foxtails, spindle, bottle and fish tail palms all in 25gal pots for $55.00 thats just to mention a few. All depends on your location.

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BigFrond

Jeff and Dave,

Wow!  You guys have access to nice palms for such low prices.  Around SoCal, any palm in 15 gal starts around 60-100 dollars.  Geeze, I thought I got a fair price for the the 1 gal spindle at the Quail Botanical Garden sale for $15.

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Dave Butler

(BigFrond @ Jul. 27 2006,18:06)

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Jeff and Dave,

Wow!  You guys have access to nice palms for such low prices.  Around SoCal, any palm in 15 gal starts around 60-100 dollars.  Geeze, I thought I got a fair price for the the 1 gal spindle at the Quail Botanical Garden sale for $15.

Bring a trailer and a couple of bucks and I`ll fill you up.

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Zac in NC

I think I got a steal while I was in Boulder, Colorado a week or 2 ago. 20 bucks for a nice Chamaedorea metallica in a 1 gallon pot I think and it was 1.5 feet tall with some trunk. Considering I had never seen this one for sale at local stores, I think I made off well, considering it was labeled as a Fish Tailed Dracaena.

Zac

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spockvr6

(Zac in NC @ Jul. 27 2006,18:54)

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I think I got a steal while I was in Boulder, Colorado a week or 2 ago. 20 bucks for a nice Chamaedorea metallica in a 1 gallon pot I think and it was 1.5 feet tall with some trunk. Considering I had never seen this one for sale at local stores, I think I made off well, considering it was labeled as a Fish Tailed Dracaena.

Zac

Home Depots seem to be stocking these palms this year.  I think they are $17.99 for a 3 gallon size.

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spockvr6

(Dave Butler @ Jul. 27 2006,17:57)

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It Could be a good deal depending on what part of town your from. But if you live in South,Fla. not a good deal.

Local Nursery sells foxtails, spindle, bottle and fish tail palms all in 25gal pots for $55.00 thats just to mention a few. All depends on your location.

No doubt...South FL is THE place to go to buy palms.

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Jeff Searle

Like Dave said.....it just depends where you live. It's all relative, and more importantly, timing is everthing.

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JD in the OC

Anytime our Home Depots have anything other than Foxs, Fishtails, Majesties, Kings, Queens, or Pindos, I scoop them up.

I just scooped up three nice 3gal Teddys at one Home Depot a few months ago for $33 each.  One of them was 4 feet tall with a 4 inch base!  I heard from someone they won't have those again for years...

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Jeff Searle

JD,

   OUCH !  Teddy Bears are that expensive out there?

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BigFrond

(JD in the OC @ Jul. 28 2006,03:39)

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Anytime our Home Depots have anything other than Foxs, Fishtails, Majesties, Kings, Queens, or Pindos, I scoop them up.

I just scooped up three nice 3gal Teddys at one Home Depot a few months ago for $33 each.  One of them was 4 feet tall with a 4 inch base!  I heard from someone they won't have those again for years...

JD,

Despite the Flroridians views on the SoCal high prices  :D , I would have scoop them up myself if those Teddys are available in my neighborhood Home Depot.

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JD in the OC

Thanks for the input Bigfrond.  I thought they were a pretty good deal.

Jeff, I guess we're two worlds apart eh?... :)

JD

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DoomsDave

Judge Mongo not LIKE it when you steal big palm tree . . . .

dave

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