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A 7g licuala grandis costs WHAT?!?!?!

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I’m hopes of obtaining a new addition to the patio container (and because my chambeyronia is getting to tall for the pool cage, I decided to take a jaunt up to my local family owned nursery to buy a licuala. Before you look at the photo, just guess what they were charging. 
 

In their defense, it was a very nice looking plant. But needless to say, I went home with an empty truck bed. 
 

for you central Floridians: yup, this was Lukas Nursery. Just obscene. 

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Billeb

Wow! $499 is atrocious. I was gonna go high and guess $299. 

But keep in mind…you get a 1cu/ft bag of soil also to “sweeten the pot” so to speak. :floor:

-dale

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Fusca
1 hour ago, Oviedo_z10b_lol said:

In their defense, it was a very nice looking plant. But needless to say, I went home with an empty truck bed. 

You mean you didn't buy 10 of them and get a free one?  :mrlooney:  Last year there was a nursery here in San Antonio that was selling one slightly larger for $599!  But the availability of palms around here is 5 or 6 species more than what's offered at the big box stores.

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Oviedo_z10b_lol
1 hour ago, Billeb said:

But keep in mind…you get a 1cu/ft bag of soil also to “sweeten the pot” so to speak. :floor:

 

It’s their proprietary blend. Made of fairy dust and unicorn guano. Totally worth it!!

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Merlyn

Yeah I laughed when I saw that plant a couple of months ago.  Lukas is overpriced normally, but that one is just absurd.  They did have 1g pots of variegated Caryota Mitis a few weeks ago.

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Palmarum

Wow... Holy crap! Maybe the decimal point was in the wrong spot... lol. I would have dropped my drink after seeing that. Must be some special soil in those bags.

Time to collect more Licuala grandis seed...

Ryan

 

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Jeff Searle
38 minutes ago, Palmarum said:

Wow... Holy crap! Maybe the decimal point was in the wrong spot... lol. I would have dropped my drink after seeing that. Must be some special soil in those bags.

Time to collect more Licuala grandis seed...

Ryan

 

Oh really? Interesting comment......

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WaianaeCrider

I bought a 3 gallon one for $67 in Pearl City a few months ago.

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Tracy S

The palm beach pa and cycad society is having a one day palm sale on saturday Oct 2nd at mounts. We have some great vendors coming and  sure that you can pick up a nice specimen then for much more reasonable price.

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DCA_Palm_Fan
On 9/23/2021 at 9:31 PM, Palmarum said:

Wow... Holy crap! Maybe the decimal point was in the wrong spot... lol. I would have dropped my drink after seeing that. Must be some special soil in those bags.

Time to collect more Licuala grandis seed...

Ryan

 

HA!  I thought the same thing.   My thought was there better be a good couple ounces of some goooooood MJ in that bag!   haha. 

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Plantasexoticas

First word I saw was “free”

Maybe should of just picked it up and walked out .. can always claim eyesight wasn’t that great so couldn’t see the smaller text 

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Oviedo_z10b_lol
6 hours ago, Tracy S said:

one day palm sale on saturday Oct 2nd

That does happen to be my birthday. Might have to saunter on down 95 for a look. 

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Missi

Browsing the FB and IG pages, I've noticed the young adults looking for "it" plants have discovered and are beginning to obsess over rounder-leaf Licuala species. I bet this price is aimed at them. I guess they've collected all the Aroids and are moving on to palms! :rolleyes:

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Merlyn
17 minutes ago, Missi said:

Browsing the FB and IG pages, I've noticed the young adults looking for "it" plants have discovered and are beginning to obsess over rounder-leaf Licuala species. I bet this price is aimed at them. I guess they've collected all the Aroids and are moving on to palms! :rolleyes:

That might be it.  A few years ago I bought a 3g Grandis from MB Palms for $35.  Currently it's about twice the size of the Lukas one, maybe I should sell it to some young hipster for $500?  :D 

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