1) Obtain plant import permit. I'm not sure what country you're in but it'll likely be through your department of agriculture or equivalent. Check their website.
2) Place an order. This includes paying for a phytosanitary certificate and cites clearance if needed. Make sure an invoice is sent with the plants, along with a copy of your import permit (email it to Wistuba).
3) When the plants arrive at customs they will be examined. They will then be delivered or you will have to collect. When you receive the plants you will have to pay an import duty (Country dependant % of plant value.)
I suggest you track your package from the moment it is sent. Once it arrived contact customs to check on the progress.
Wistuba has an importer/distributor if you're in the US that takes care of said permits before sending them out to buyers; their CITES and phytosanitary certificates etc. are included in their cost of shipping (50 euros). The only concerns you have in ordering from them is A) they don't ship in winter so their last shipment of the year is either soon or has already passed, and B) you need to account for the exchange rate of dollars to euros and any sort of fee that might go along with that.
If you are in the US, import permit (for hobbyist) is free (PPQ587 from APHIS). If you are commercially importing, you need CITES import permit (for Nepenthes), too, and it isn't free.
But with Wistuba, you don't need a permit as Hawken mentioned. Actually current documentation/shipping/handling cost is 60 euro total (covers both international and domestic shipping). The dollar-euro exchange rate has been pretty good recently. The next shipping is supposed to be October (I'm waiting for this shipment), so it is probably too late for this round.
thatoneplantboi: Hey guys, I'm new to growing nepenthes, I'm getting a mini indoor greenhouse to grow them in. What kind of light should I use for them? Also, if you could provide a link to a product, it would be very much appreciated
Oct 5, 2017 10:16:29 GMT 7
borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
Sept 2, 2018 14:34:57 GMT 7
mylesg: i havent checked in here for a while, why does it seem all the CP forums have lost their once strong activity? the trade/sale section used to be so active and now its a ghost town. where is everybody hanging out these days for a strong online CP community?
Dec 9, 2018 3:15:01 GMT 7
mylesg: Happy holidays to everyone out there!
Dec 26, 2018 0:23:13 GMT 7
lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
Oct 2, 2019 12:09:05 GMT 7
mylesg: yes, facebook groups will never have same feel as this place once did
Nov 3, 2019 8:34:22 GMT 7
etiennecancio: perhaps we can try to revitalize the old forums? i always found them to be much more convenient than facebook groups at least hah
Nov 4, 2019 17:01:25 GMT 7
mylesg: i refuse to abandon this place, i am posting in my grow thread with many photos and always there to answer any questions just built new grow room and tons of pitcher shots!
Nov 6, 2019 21:17:59 GMT 7
vidyut: hey mylesg. glad to hear that. Love this forum. Facebook can't organize knowledge like this. Will participate as much as I can.
Nov 25, 2019 5:37:09 GMT 7
vidyut: Photobucket has ruined this place and many other forum archives with years and years of photos worth referencing now blurred. Priceless information hostage to services once free, begging for adoption, arbitrarily monetized.
Nov 25, 2019 16:28:58 GMT 7
bonfield: This forum is almost at 13K total threads, I can't wait to read the topic that pushes it past the mark!
Dec 3, 2019 8:27:58 GMT 7
arvin555: I do not like FB forums because it is difficult to read back Archives. Let us keep this forum alive!
Dec 9, 2019 11:14:09 GMT 7
mylesg: just posted ton of new pics in my thread!
Feb 9, 2020 3:40:25 GMT 7
bonfield: If you think the situation on this forum is bad, you should see what that those creeps Justin Dunning and Kurtis Herperger(Victoria Butterfly Gardens), Willy Chung, and Lloyd Gordon did to the Canadian forums: www.butterflygardens.ca
Jun 1, 2021 7:14:40 GMT 7