2500 dollar sans?

blutarskiFebruary 23, 2008

Is this ridiculous, or is this plant that rare and sought after?

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=170194958262

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jover(Tenerife)

People seem to be prepared to pay this type of money for not especially rare plants.
The ehrenbergii is a slow grower but I think you can find it in many private collections.
It can take up to 1,5 year before small plants start to appear from leafcuttings, it depends the clone.
The seller must be happy, and very happy when he really receives the money.
The buyer will be happy that he obtained a rare plant.
But whe as observers are astonished, knowing that you can get this type of plants for much and much less money.
Here a photo of some plants I divided last year from a S. ehrenbergii from Yemen.
I have some more ehrenbergii leafcuttings with plants.
I even exhanged 1 pot with 3 small plants for some other type of sansevierias last week.
The friend which I gave the pot of ehrenbergii emailed me yesterday and we joked about changing our profession and sell plants on Ebay.
That is how I see it the seller has a reputated name so people just buy blindly from him.
But on the moment other people enter in this world prices will drop.

Saludos Herman

PS the S. ehrenbergii from the the Arabic part are now called S. 'Salaf' and separated from the ehrenbergii coming from the African part.

S. ehrenbergii (Yemen) leafcut with small plants

    Bookmark   February 24, 2008 at 6:43AM
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stokesjl(5 IA)

as much as i love my sans' 2500 dollars is completely out of the question. sheesh.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2008 at 4:25PM
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dufflebag2002(Calif. 91607)

And it is a common plant here. Slow but common, I know the seller, mostly they are sold in the orient or out of country else where. Small one worth $25.00 to $50.00 depending on size, height, how many leaves. The Hunting has these. Norma

    Bookmark   February 25, 2008 at 8:59PM
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dufflebag2002(Calif. 91607)

I only have the African plant. Norma

    Bookmark   February 25, 2008 at 9:03PM
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GrowHappy(z7 MD)

Norma, will the Huntington be selling this one mail order come Spring? I saw that you said they would be offering more of a selection this Spring.

I'm very intersted.

Shanika

    Bookmark   February 26, 2008 at 6:27PM
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stephania

I know the buyer personally, it seem a nut, but actually this is a speculative game.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 9:32AM
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dufflebag2002(Calif. 91607)

Come Spring, they will have S. 'Forscate' for sell, I think he is charging $37.50 I don't know what it would go for on Ebay. He is offering only 100 of them. First come first serve basis, and we will be having sales every weekend in April if it doesn't rain. Thanks for asking, Norma

    Bookmark   March 20, 2008 at 6:51PM
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dufflebag2002(Calif. 91607)

I don't think the Hungtinton Gardens has that one from Northern Africa. I may have several clones of S. ehrenbergii. Notice that white thin edge on the leaves. Norma

    Bookmark   March 22, 2008 at 2:24AM
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