Pandanus amaryllifolius roxb

melati(5)July 13, 2002

I'm looking for Pandanus amaryllifolius roxb , if anyone know where to get them pls lmk.

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Violet_Z6(6a)

Melati,

I think you're going to have to make some calls to track this one down. Here are potential contacts/sources for you:

Alstonville Tree Farm

Palm Beach Wholesale Growers

GW Member Susan_ZN8

Arch Creek
email: archcreek@yahoo.com
Ask about plants donated for sale by Scott Burnette

The Palm Center

Master Gardener Landscaping of Ft. Lauderdale
3706 North Ocean Blvd. #430
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
954.568.5694
Ask for Karl Slatner

    Bookmark   July 13, 2002 at 3:35PM
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Violet_Z6(6a)

One more source for you:

Here is a link that might be useful: Tropical Catalogs listing

    Bookmark   July 13, 2002 at 3:48PM
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agat

I have been searching for this plant and finally found a source. The folks at Well-Sweep Herb Farm are in the process of propagating some. They asked me to check back with them in the fall. Here is the address:
Well-Sweep Herb Farm
herbs@goes.com
www.wellsweep.com
(V) 908-852-5390
(F) 908-852-1649

    Bookmark   July 14, 2002 at 10:05AM
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katrin

Can you tell us about this plant and why you're looking for it? I like to learn from the discussions here, I've already gotten mizune/mitsuba straightened out, and I suspect there'll be a lot more to learn. K

    Bookmark   July 16, 2002 at 8:45PM
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melati(5)

Its for their fragrance .. here is the link to the website that explain a lot about Pandanus.

Here is a link that might be useful: Padanus

    Bookmark   July 16, 2002 at 10:11PM
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exop

I got mine from Landscape by Sylvia Gordon, http://www.lsgsg.com/
IRL, she's located in Miami, Florida.

If you buy it mail order as I did, I'd suggest you ask Sylvia to wrap the plant in plastic before mailing it; mine arrived in a state of fairly pronounced dehydration. However, both plants have now recovered and are producing leaves. Sorry, no suckers yet or I'd offer myself.

Another source which carries fragrant pandan from time to time is http://www.thaiherbs.com in Austin, Texas.
They stock it under pandan or the Thai name, tooey, and give the widely used (but still incorrect) botanical name Pandanus odoratissimus (the correct names are Pandanus odorus or Pandanus amaryllifolius. Pandanus odoratissimus refers to the kevda tree whose flowers are harvested for fragrance in India).
Thaiherbs.com had pandan earlier this year, but they must have sold out! You could email and ask when they'll have it again. My understanding is that their pandanus was brought back from Thailand in person.

Good luck; exop

    Bookmark   September 16, 2002 at 11:37AM
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gator232

exop...
you are most knowledgeable! I was searching for this plant myself too. And it's right under my nose in Austin. I even know of the the people at thaiherbs but have never thoought of asking them.
My mom smuggled some from Singapore sometime back but I botched it and managed to kill it after a year. I think I over harvested the leaves..heheh!
The funny thing is I grew up with those plants running riot all over my back yard in Singapore and I remember them hatefully because my mom made me go in and cut them back every few months.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2002 at 6:31PM
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Kimsw1

Gator232,
Pandanus like to have their roots in moist Peatmoss,keep them in warm green house in Winter,
HongKong supermarket also had Pandanus for sale in Houston.
I bought mine there,good luck with your Pandanus.
Kim

    Bookmark   October 10, 2002 at 10:26AM
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exop

Hi - guess what! www.thaiherbs.com has pandanus again. Gallon size containers, as of Oct. 14 2002.

Best - exop

    Bookmark   October 15, 2002 at 11:58AM
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radhavall

hi, i am looking for P. odoratissimus, a screw pine with fragrant spathe covering the flowers. In india an essence called kewra is harvested from it. i know P. amar is not the same. can any of you gardeners direct me to a source? thank you

    Bookmark   November 1, 2002 at 1:54PM
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chilipadi(10/USA)

Happy New Year everyone!
Would greatly appreciate any input on the best soil mix for propagating pandan from bare root; also, do you cover the roots completely up to where the shoots/leaves meet the main stem/trunk and do the roots have to be trimmed/cut back?
Finally,has anyone had any success growing pandan in water?

Thnx a bunch! Cheers, chilipadi

    Bookmark   January 6, 2003 at 7:46PM
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chilipadi(10/USA)

Has anyone had any success growing bare root/full grown pandan in water? Just curious & wish to experiment w/hydroponics. Thank you in anticipation. Sue

    Bookmark   January 7, 2003 at 8:28PM
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Shantihhh(9b CA)

Just returned from a month long holiday in Thailand and once again am in search of this wonderful plant. It is so wonderful for the fragrance and wrapping chicken in to cook.

I am in CA which makes it difficult to ship in a plant :-(

There use to be a source for some tropical plants, but they moved from Menlo Park to Hawaii.

I have heard there is a source for this as well as Chap loo which I am also searching in Chula Vista, CA.

Mary-Anne

    Bookmark   January 12, 2003 at 5:31PM
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Violet_Z6(6a)

Mary-Anne,

Are the sources posted within this thread not what you need?

    Bookmark   March 23, 2003 at 9:02AM
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jcheng(z9 S California)

Hello,

Like Mary Anne, I have been trying to obtain the Pandan plant in California but have had no success as well.

This is because California does not allow the shipping of plants into the state. However, seeds are allowed to be shipped in.

As such, if anyone has any contacts for the Pandanus Amaryllifolius/odorus/odoratissimus plant (in California) or seeds (outside California), please let us know.

Thank you very much.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2003 at 5:53PM
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exop

FYI, Pandanus amaryllifolius is one of those long-domesticated plants which is not propagated by seed (it either dosn't produce seed, or produces only under such rare and specific conditions that no-one sees it). Rather, it spreads by sending out suckers. I've heard that you can take a cutting from the top of the plant too.

Best - exop

    Bookmark   May 5, 2003 at 1:28PM
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neech7(z8-WA, Sunset 5)

Can Pandan be grown as a year round indoor plant? I live in Seattle, which is probably too cold most of the year to grow it outdoors.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2003 at 1:19PM
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orion13hk

Hi, has anyone in California found out where to get this Pandan plant? I have been looking for this too. Thanks.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2003 at 2:55PM
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Violet_Z6(6a)

Shantihhh, jcheng, orion13hk,

I think the closest you're going to come is the California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc. If they don't have exactly what you're needing (sometimes the cultivars get mixed up so double check), they may be able to point you in the right direction if you contact them.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2003 at 11:47AM
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Shantihhh(9b CA)

Thanks for all the leads, but even on rare fruit growers list of which I am a member no one in California seems to grow it.

I have asked at numerous tropical plant nurseriesin CA, but have failed to find it.

I did obtain chaploo/shaploo from a Thai fellow who have brought some back from Thailand.

I use both in Thai cuisine.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2003 at 4:57PM
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Violet_Z6(6a)

Shantihhh,

Try contacting John Wooten at wootensproduce@hawaiian.net. He can ship from and within California. I'm not sure if he has the exact variety but you can always inquire.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2003 at 7:29PM
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pattree2000

Has anyone in CA be able to acquire Tuey or Pandan leave plant? If so, please let me know the source.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2004 at 5:28PM
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meixue(10 CA, Bay Area)

I ordered one from Thaiherbs. Hasnt come yet. Will post when it arrives as to condition, size, health, etc.
Meixue

    Bookmark   April 22, 2004 at 6:03PM
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meixue(10 CA, Bay Area)

I got my two plants in the mail today. They came very healthy and in good shape. One was a small 6 inch baby and the other a more mature plant but still not big enough for me to use the leaves. Well I guess I could but think I'll wait till they get thicker. I'll have to look for some thai sticky sweet rice recipies now.
Meixue

    Bookmark   April 26, 2004 at 5:11PM
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meixue(10 CA, Bay Area)

However, I'd suggest buying from another source instead. Much cheaper. Contact me for details.
Meixue

    Bookmark   April 27, 2004 at 1:39PM
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vibaik(bay area califo)

Dear Meixue, would you please help me to get Pandanus amaryllifolius roxb tree to plant in my garden. I live in Bay Area California and have been wanting to grow this beautifully - fragrant tree in my garden for years. I hope you would be so kind as to let me know a reasonable place that I can purchase this tree at an affordable price since I am far from being wealthy by any stretch of imagination but absolutely love and crazy about this tree. The tree leaves can be used to prepared several delicious Asian dishes, especially desserts. I am very grateful for whatever help you would offer. thank you
vibaik

    Bookmark   May 11, 2004 at 2:51PM
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meixue(10 CA, Bay Area)

I dont know if i'm allowed to post messages recommending one or another nursery so best e mail me directly for the info. What would I do if I got booted off of gardenweb? That would be a sad day in sesame street indeed. I will e mail you Vibaik. My plants arent doing well. THey turned yellow. I had them in full sun so now I've moved them in my bathroom inirect light from the window only. They still look bad. I'll have to wait and see what happens. Thanks
Michelle

    Bookmark   May 18, 2004 at 7:18PM
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meixue(10 CA, Bay Area)

Just updating, the big pandan is green now but has not grown hardly at all. The smaller pandan is still lathargic and yellow. Hasnt grown. I cant find info on how to fertilize these. I'm tired of looking at the yellow one though so I think I will try some ironite this weekend and hopefully in a few weeks the plant will get better,
Thanks
Meixue

    Bookmark   October 15, 2004 at 7:25PM
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Eggo(z10soCal LBC)

Meixue,
hehe..booted, I've been booted off a few times, quiet..don't tell anyone. I don't have experience with needing to fertize pandan, but one thing for sure is that it likes shade. I don't think it likes full sun until it is very large and mature.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2004 at 7:01PM
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virgilevetts(Auckland, NZ)

Does anybody feel like thowing caution to the wind and sending me a couple of pandan barerooted pups in the post to New Zealand? The plant is impossible to obtain in NZ and legit importation is vastly expensive. Im sure I could reciprocate in some way, gosh even money if you like!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2005 at 7:49PM
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Violet_Z6(6a)

Recipes for anyone interested here:

Here is a link that might be useful: Pandan Recipes

    Bookmark   July 8, 2005 at 3:16PM
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Violet_Z6(6a)

How are your plants growing for you?

    Bookmark   March 31, 2006 at 11:30AM
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erafazila

I'm from Singapore and living in NY, never thought that I would go crazy trying to find these plants stated below when I moved to the US... Always bumped into them while living in Singapore but never thought much about them... Since finding these spices/herbs/leaves difficult I'm thinking that growing them would be nice to be able to keep cooking Malay dishes. Well, I've yet to wait for response from thaiherbs.com to see if they have pandanus odorus plant avail for sale... or perhaps anyone here could sell me a plant?

I manage to buy Kaffir plants, galangga plant online and trying to propagate lemongrass myself, but somehow it's so difficult to find pandanus odorus online for sale...

Thank you & regards.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2006 at 10:58AM
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jadeleaf

Got the plant from Well Sweep last week but i can see the leaves turning yellow. I live in NY and i kept the plant indoors by the window and luckyly the weather is turning so i can give it some bright sunlight.....but still..
Anyone has tips on how to take care of it?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2006 at 7:44AM
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erafazila

Jadeleaf, Whereabout is Well Sweep? I'm in Rome, NY..

I've tried sending email to thaiherbs but email cannot be sent, email is not valid, and tried calling but couldn't get through either. Anyone has any other resources where to get the plant from?

If the weather outside isn't suitable perhaps you could use grow light or full spectrum fluorescent especially these kinda lights are useful during winter.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2006 at 9:51AM
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Violet_Z6(6a)

erafazila,

Did you try the sources I posted above?

;)

    Bookmark   May 18, 2006 at 9:58AM
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erafazila

My husband managed to get hold of well-sweep herb farm... they have it and we're ordering it soon... thank you all for the information given..

;D

    Bookmark   May 22, 2006 at 12:29PM
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jadeleaf

Era!
Glad to hear you got the plant. Mine have sprouted 2 new babies but some of the parent plant leaves are turning yellow. Something must be up. Gonna do more research. If you come across any information I would appreciate it =)

    Bookmark   June 13, 2006 at 8:04PM
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bibik(9b)

Like erafazila I am also from Singapore and looking high & low for the pandan plant.
Anyone knows where I can buy or order from in Florida?
Thanks.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 2:29PM
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Violet_Z6(6a)

bibik,

Did you try to search the forum first?

Here is a link that might be useful: Sources

    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 9:34PM
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bibik(9b)

Hi,
Yes, tried forum & also checked some of the links mentioned but to no avail. Will keep hunting & hoping. Thanks.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2006 at 10:49AM
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whitelotus

Hi There,

I just bought 2 plants from Alan Smith, he was advertising in the Florida market buletin. The plants are in 1 gallon pots and are very healthy. Here is the e mail from him with information:

his e mail is: asmith2@tampabay.rr.com

I have several nice 25"H - 1 gal @ $25.00ea and a few larger @$35.00 ,2 gal grafted Kaffir lime $50.00 and a few select Citrus are available in 2 ga.Should your friend wish to call me prior to coming around at 727 686 3110, please. Cordially Alan

A friend who was down there brought the plants back for me and they were nicely wrapped and came with a little packet of plant food

    Bookmark   July 28, 2006 at 2:22PM
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bibik(9b)

Thank you very much Whitelotus. I've just check the Florida Market Bulletin and wrote Mr Smith an email.
Oh yes! I'll willingly drive across Florida if I have to for that plant ~ mmm, already thinking of future pandan-wrapped chicken, fragrant rice, pandan cake ~ :)

    Bookmark   July 28, 2006 at 10:01PM
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is5711_yahoo_com

Dear All,

I'm from Malaysia. I have huge stock of pandan. I'm willing to suppy outside Malaysia .For more info please contact me via email add is5711@yahoo.com

    Bookmark   October 26, 2006 at 5:30AM
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gimc

Hi everyone
If you are still looking for Pandan leaves found it at Slyvia Gordan and Aloha Tropicals.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2007 at 10:37PM
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thisisme(az9b)

I check the places listed above and found that none of them had any Pandan in stock for immediate shipping other than the last one on my list which was Allen Smith.

I called Allen and spoke to him at length and found him to be friendly and informative and greatly enjoyed our conversation and he never made me feel rushed.

I purchased a large Pandan plant from Allen Smith that arrived 10/05/07 for $ 35.00 plus $ 5.00 for packaging Plus $ 31.45 USPS Priority Mail for a total of $ 71.45. Allen does not accept credit cards or ATM cards or PayPal so I sent him a Wal-Mart Money Order.

The plant arrived safely and well packaged. The plant was large and healthy with several pups starting around its base which I will plant in their own pots this coming spring.

Allan also sent along bunch of fresh Pandan leaves wrapped separately for me to use which was a wonderful bonus. I used the Pandan leaves to make a large Pandan Chicken recipe and Pandan Rice recipe that I had found on line. I had planned on the leftovers lasting throughout the week but it was so good it did not last through the following day as everyone loved it and wanted to eat it every meal until it was gone.

I have now come to the conclusion that I need a small garden of Pandan plants to satisfy my family of four and look forward to those pups growing up into mature plants.

Thank you Allen.

THISISME

    Bookmark   November 5, 2007 at 9:31PM
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jonyl

I'm from sydney and my grandmother just got her prized pandan plant. I was looking around for other growers and get some tips. I found some tips on this site which help a little http://cinnamonvision.blogspot.com/2010/08/pandanus-amaryllifolius.html

Here is a link that might be useful: http://cinnamonvision.blogspot.com/2010/08/pandanus-amaryllifolius.html

    Bookmark   September 2, 2010 at 10:57PM
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jeici

Anyone successfully grown a Pandan plant in the bay area? I just got some plants and for now they seem to be turning yellow. I put them in water and waiting to see some changes before planting them. Let me know what you have been doing.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2010 at 1:32AM
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asisah(7)

Hi Jeici,

Once your plant started turning yellow, it is very hard to revive it. I had the same experience you are experiencing now. It finally die. Sorry that is not the good news you want to hear. Over the years I killed quite a few of them. I now have several pots of them growing really well, uhh finally.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2010 at 4:23PM
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thisisme(az9b)

There is an eBay seller with some Pandanus amaryllifolius plants for sale right now. I wish I had the money to buy one right now but don't.

Here is a link to the auction.

Enjoy!

Here is a link that might be useful: eBay seller of Pandanus amaryllifolius Plants

    Bookmark   November 26, 2010 at 12:51PM
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meixue88_hotmail_com

Hi all, its been a while since I posted on the pandan. The pandan plants I bought in this post died. I bought another two bare root about 6 months ago from Gardin's nuresery but those two died also after I planted them in pots. Not sure what I'm doing wrong but I'm not willing to invest in unpotted/bare root plants any longer. I'm researching who has this plant that they can ship potted. If anyone knows a source please let me know. As usual the potted plants are quite expensive, the best I could find was $35 for a one gallon not including any shipping charges. Another I found was $35 for a 2 gallon pot but $25 for shipping so $60 for a two gallon potted plant. If I were assured the plant would survive and grow once it arrived I might splurge and buy one but these plants in my hands seem to be fragile.

If anyone can help with maybe a farmers market or Asian supermarket that has these for sale please let me know. I am in the Bay area SF area and willing to drive as far as San Jose to obtain a potted plant.
Thanks
Meixue

    Bookmark   December 23, 2010 at 1:45PM
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gopals1

I just got my pandan too, and I've been reading up heaps on how to care for it. I found some good info that might benefit you here http://www.mypandan.com/pandan-care/

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.mypandan.com

    Bookmark   February 9, 2011 at 11:42PM
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Jsmith1776(9b)

If you really want to know how to grow the plant, you can try reading the forum at the following link. I bought a plant in Houston area from a nursery called JRN Nursery on January 15, 2011. The owner will not sell a plant with branches or pups in soil, but now I have over 20 plants from the initial one. I am stopping because I only have 3 friends that wants it. It grows like weed. I keep it in a pot. I love the aroma that it gives off when crushed. I put it in my vacuum cleaner to diffuse the aroma around the house while I vacuum.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to grow Pandanus amaryllifolius

    Bookmark   August 16, 2011 at 5:18PM
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smallfern(9b)

Jsmith, I'm sending you a PM.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 3:10PM
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Jsmith1776(9b)

Smallfern,

If you sent me a PM, I have not seen it because I don't know where to retrieve it.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2011 at 4:56PM
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Jsmith1776(9b)

Smallfern,

LOL, I never check my email. I just checked and saw your PM. Send me another PM with your email address, please.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2011 at 5:37PM
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Jsmith1776(9b)

I am so sorry to get all your hopes up. I have been reading rules and regulations of shipping live plants by mail. It is very strict. I will have to certificates of inspection to ship it to certain states. Although, I would love to help you all out, I am not willing to break the law to do it.

If you are in Houston, feel free to contact me. You can have all my pups for free.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2011 at 4:31AM
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tey157(8b)

Looking for this plant or pups. Clues anyone?

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 11:40PM
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