New Sans Plant, Moonshine vari.

Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)September 26, 2013

Found on internet. Wow. In Indonesia. Cheap but no way to buy it. Maybe on ebay soon? Any one else have seen this?

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Hi Stush,

No, I haven't seen anything like this. I like it though. We always seem to go for the variegated ones.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 3:56PM
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This is a cultivar I have wanted for a lomg time!! I have not seen one as nice as this onebefore Stush. Very nice!!

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 9:17PM
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You find everything You want (...and much more!) in Indonetwork :
but, be aware it is not so easy to get plants from Asia . Best suggestion is to order small unconspicuous packet, and....pray!!

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 8:56AM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

With a $35 shipping charge, how do you order small. I put in a $95 order with shipping total $130 and lost it all. Made it to New York City where our USDA trashed it. Sent me the beat up box with a notice of needing a Phyo-Cert. But this shippment was lost. live and learn

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 12:10PM
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I lost two packets the same way. But got many more and , to me, it is worth the riisk. Well, each (arrived) plant ends at about 50 euros, but it is the only way to have the new cultivars....

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 2:30PM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Just my luck it was the first shipment I ever made outside the US.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 12:33PM
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Solar_Storm(24 CA)

It sure doesn't look like a trifasciata cultivar with those wrinkled edges. Are the leaves soft or stiff? Could it be another species like metallica or hyacinthoides from Florida?

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 2:11PM
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No, it is a true Moonshine variegated : there are two types.
Here is the "Brazilian" Moonshine I ordered in Indonesia and... found dead in the parcel. So, Stush, I share Your luck!


    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 5:34PM
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Oh dear I'm sorry Stush, I wish you told me that you were going to do that, I would have warned you. Customs has gotten very nasty this past year. It looks like on purpose. All of my friends reported this happening, my one plant that went to Okalahoma was trashed. I only sent one 'String of Beads' an empty box arrived, I don't know why. It was a free plant going to a dear friend. It takes all of the fun out of our hobby. At least she didn't have to pay for the plant and I spent money only on the postage. Norma

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 12:18AM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Yes, that was one of the plants I have also ordered. The one you post looks great.
I have only a picture to show. I don't have the plant.
So far I have had good luck inside the U.S. Every State is different. Most don't have restristions.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 2:20PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

If there is dirt/soil/media/mix whatever in the box, that's the concern, I think? I can see where there would be concern over soil moving around, especially out of AL, ground zero of fire ant invasion. None of the plants I've sent or received have anything to do with crops/edibles. There's never any dirt either, just moist paper towels, newspaper, plastic bags. Cardboard paper towel or TP rolls can be handy too.

Did these packages that were destroyed that were sent from within the US to within the US say on the outside what was in them? Did they have 'dirt?' What rule was broken to give the right for that to be done? I would prefer to not bother if something like that is going to happen, though would certainly expect my $50 automatic insurance payment. House plant cuttings don't fall into any of the categories they ask about when you go to the PO to send the box. I told the lady what they were and she said something like, "oh, no problem."

I've traded cuttings many times since early spring and have had no problems, HI, AR, NJ, NY, VA, GA. One box had 'live plants' stickers and some kind of certification on it. I used the same box to send plants elsewhere, left the 'live plants' part on but removed the certification thing since it no longer applied. It arrived unmolested here, and at its' next destination.

I know it's illegal to trade outside the US, so I don't bother trying.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2013 at 3:54PM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

It is legal to trade outside the U.S. as long as they have a phylo. Cert. cost is around $25. It shows that the plants have been inspected and free of insects and disease. You have to apply for a permit PPQ 587 in advance to the US Department of Agriculture. A lot of trouble and not worth it for only a few plants. Phylo is shortened, I don't have the correct spelling for the whole word.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2013 at 8:06PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Yes that's my understanding too. Private citizens would be extremely unlikely to have that, without which a package would be illegal. There's also a concern over time. How long would stuff be in a box to go overseas, or through customs?

Phytosanitary certification, according to goog.

I still don't understand why the domestic packages were molested.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 9:23AM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Thanks for the correct spelling. Was too tired to look up.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 1:57PM
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