Many of our plants are from Malesiana Tropicals. Some people have criticized their plants from being small and weak, but they forgot to mention that their prices are also way below the competition. These guys are specialized on whole sale, not on beginners, who are better of with an older, harder plant. If you are living outside of Malaysia, there is a good chance that you have a distributor in your country. For the Philippines that would be us at www.pitcher-plants.com. For many species we can offer the same prices, so you don't need to worry about import, toll fees or shipping cost. Those worries are on us Volker
We took order in Paris 6 month ago with malesiana tropicals for more 150 plants, and as they're taking their time , we could have JUST the CITES certificates from them around February 2006 now cos the CITES certificates expired the 15th november. It's incredible ! I didn' t see that before this year. Last year in 2004, and many years before, everything was good. Plants were sent quickly, without problems. Now i don't understand at all what's happenning. We paid in June, and MT took the money in July. Now our friend which had ordered with them would like to repay us, but i think it should be MT to repay us !
What do you think about it ? Somebody knows what's happening with MT for those last months ?
The last I've heard on MT gossip is that someone important left. And they've been getting crappier and crappier with each passing day. Last time it took me about 3 months to get a (*relatively) small order.
*Note: Relatively small meaning not in excess of a hundred plants
Actually if you look at BE's small plants, they are not all that different in size compared to Malesiana's (which are reeallyy tiny).
No, everything is fine for me. I ordered last time on July 5 and got the plants (also around 150) on August 25. This included me waiting 10 days for the import permits and them waiting one month for the CITES papers. Shipping itself was only 3 days - well, we are only a small China sea away. I am already thinking of picking up the next order myself, since the cheapest plane to Kota Kinabalu ist only $30 from Manila Considering that I was UNpacking (scotch tape etc) for two days, I think they did a good job and the delay is not caused by them. I would just call them and ask whats going on. My first order was 70% dead due to an error of Philippines Post. They expected me to pick it up at the international airport, but told me about that by snail mail (!) one week (!) after arrival of the plants!!! Congrats Philpost! My telephone inquires where just blocked of with blahblah and surely they taxed me for the dead plants!@!. The dead plants were replaced by Malesiana with no charge aside from shipping and taxes, which was a very noble gesture. After that no more problems, well I will just go to the airport unnotified and insist that the delivery is there even if they say it isn't. Non order related questions at MT are often ignored or misunderstood, since they don't have plant-people doing the e-mails and maybe minor language barriers. E-mail can be sluggish, too. I wish it was someone like the Sunbellers answering the e-mails. But I guess thats the difference between wholesalers and enthusiasts. I am also waiting for some new species/hybrids to show up in their sortiment, there hasn't been much change recently and BE is quite a bit more expensive. Volker
Voker, your experience is relatively good, but one aspect of malesiana tropicals no one discusses about is the fact that they sell hybrids for pure species. they have been told about it and they don't do anything. Typical examples: ephippiata, inermis, and hurrelliana. Of course if the first time around someone gets hybrids, well they are excused, but when they keep propagating knowingly the wrong plants, i believe this practice is unethical
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Neplover, You have a point there. I wonder if they operate (now) without a scientific expert in their rows, or if their sales staff is just blocking all non-sales inquiries. That's probably the spirit of a discounter For me it doesn't really matter, since I get my information from good literature or even better: good forums ;D Volker
Volker, i agree with you, once you get to grow these things, little by little the expertise in discriminating species is acquired. it is concerning though that when they first new about ephippiata and even inermis, scientific experts were around!.
I wishI had seen these posts before I placed an order with Malesiana a couple weeks ago. So this means the N. hurrelliana I ordered is a hybrid, not the pure species? Seems almost fraud to charge $100 each for wrong plants.
Well, live and learn, I guess...darn!!
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust
killerplantsguy , I would have thought if you order a plant and it turns out not to be what you ordered, then you have a right to return it and ask for your money back. I wouldn't pay $100 for a hybrid I didn't ask for.
I must say though I have had three neps from Malesiana Tropicals and they have all been correctly labelled and very healthy. Nothing too spectacular just a N. truncata, N. ventricosa and a N. rafflesiana. I have been more than happy with all three plants and would happily buy from them again.
While visiting their green house near Siniawan ( the road to Bau town ) me and a group of buyers/visitors met one of the spokewomen which she accompanied us to tour the highland and lowland nurseries.She mention ( nobody ask any question related to the status of neps. business) that they are concentrating on some species.Their TC lab is still running.
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