I have. A month is a long time for shipping, you're plants won't die like they would if they were being shipped bare root but the agar can really mess with the seedlings if the box is jumbled around. You also have to worry about contamination in that amount of time and who knows what temperatures they would be exposed to.
Ebay purchase from thailand i havnt done it yet just interested. Am going to try to turn my hobby of cps and orchids to a small buisness selling at fleamarket and off a site im building and yes i know orchids from flasks r a good 2-3 years plus from blooming:
Flasks still contain live plants. You need an import permit from the country of origin. They will provide the phyto and you won't need CITES for obvious reasons.
I can also assure you are not going to be able to flower Vanadas 2-3 years out of flask. Even under perfect conditions your looking at 5-8 years. Same goes for most Cattleya.
Speaking from experience and seeing people loose a ton of money, I suggest you not try growing Orchids as a side business. Growing them for a hobby and maybe selling a couple here and there is fun but orchid business fail 99% of the time. I know phenomenal growers that do their own flasking and hybrid programs and they don't make a dime selling their plants. I don't want to sound like a downer but I hope this can save you some time, money and heartbreak.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5