Post by amanitovirosa on Jul 30, 2015 22:33:16 GMT -5
...mine didn't look too bad but they did spend way more time than I would've liked, cooking in the post box. Even though I cut out of work early, when I got home and opened the box, the plants were hot. This recent heat wave was completely unnecessary. I hope everyone's plants survive and thanks again to Devon for putting it all together.
Mine were in great shape. Well packed and healthy. However I made sure I was home and I unpacked them, drenched them in Superthrive and potted them up immediately.
If your boxes were hot when you opened them were they sitting outside? Any packages delivered to our house are just left at the door. If they were on the doorstep for hours in the heat, the plants would have been in worse shape.
If your plants were in poor shape, I don't think it was the trip from Europe or the repackaging by Devon.
I've lost plants in the winter and early spring from cold but I never thought of losing them from heat. The delivery trucks must be super hot in the back. I once killed a bay tree when my car was parked in the sun.
My plants from BCP weren't in one of those mailed boxes, handed to me directly. Devon is certainly Not to blame, he did an awesome job but it isn't just the heat. I got a Wistuba order this week as well. It actually crossed the boarder one day before this order did, came in the same Canada post trucks and the plants, as usual came in practically perfect. Most people have seen how Andreas packs his plants, always methodically done, wrapped in sphag moss, then rolled in papertowel then, labeled and stapled to the inside of a bag. My Nepenthes from BCP were just folded in slightly dam Papertowel and put in a ziplock type bag and packed in the order. No sphagnum even, can't be sure the plants really had contract with the paper towel the whole trip as it only would have be touching the outside edges of the plants. . Yes he generously sent extra plants, in case some die, now there is just 10 dead rienwardtiana instead of one or two.
I did join the group order last year but not this year (bcp didn't have the plants I was hoping for this year) but hearing the commotion I'd like to chime in and say the heat wave is certainly a huge factor. I had all my helis and neps come in at perfect condition with no mortalities last year and for one, I know Devon packs his plants very well. BCP is also very nice so I'm sure that if you guys let them know about your losses, they can hopefully compensate for some in a future order or however else. Sorry for your losses brad and paul!
Yeah I understand, I don't doubt the BCP will compensate and as Stated above I don't blame Devon, his pack job was good. Just a bummer, Thats all. Plants weren't that expensive anyways, most were really cheap, and im sure some will live.
Its unfortunate for sure. I think the heat wave did it. I guess if we had just gotten these a week earlier, it would have been better. Too bad the plant sat for so long at customs... their arrival time fell in the heat wave. My plants were left in the community mailbox for pretty much 30min. That was enough for them to be warm to the touch by the time I opened them. Especially the nepenthes and heli look a bit under heat stress. The growth points are dead on the nepenthes...but there is one point of this multi growth N. alba that is still alive. The root stem seems ok...so hopefully it can recover. The highland utricularia ... i just can't say. Have to wait and see. But again... Devon's packaging and order was still very well done. It is not his fault that the heat wave coincided with the arrival time. So its just unfortunate. Hopefully, there should be enough extras and I will post up my extras once they recover and grow for a few months.
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