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Old 10-21-2014, 11:29 AM
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Congratulations, it is worth it. I would still like to know how large the flowers got?
This is not my plant as I said previously. I will see it in about 3 weeks so will answer all questions then.


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Old 10-22-2014, 04:42 AM
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hmm that sure looks like one of glen deckers flowers....just awarded? hmmmmm...this post is a big hmmmmm..you all got hmmmed
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:42 AM
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Astounding! What a beautiful color!
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:23 PM
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That's the best color I've seen on this species if it came out true in the photo.
Overall very nice!
Thank you for sharing.
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Just met with the man who grew this kovachii but unfortunately he had removed the flower to put more strength into the new growths. So couldn't tell you the size of the flower accurately although it was a very good size. Culture was I believe was normal for all phrags--- warmth/water and virtually no fert.

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Wish I could afford one lol $$$$
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:59 PM
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the only place selling them in south Africa has them for R1200 about 120 USA dollars
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the only place selling them in south Africa has them for R1200 about 120 USA dollars
Do tell? Where is this place, do they ship?
I thought that theses were extremely limited in the USA. I even heard illegal? Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:18 PM
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I don't know if they wil ship to the USA, Outeniqua Orchids, Garden Route orchid nursery, Orchids Western Cape
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Phrag kovachii is legal to sell and own in the US if they're from a vendor that acquired it legally. And these cost a fortune, no matter which source you get it from. Especially if they're blooming sized plants.

Even if the nursery does ship to the US, it will probably cost you a lot of money, (and time), to get it into the US legally.

CITES certificates and phytosanitary papers are not cheap, even from South Africa, and yes, I have imported plants from there, so I know how much it costs. By the time you purchase that one $120 Phrag kovachii, and then you pay for CITES and phytosanitary papers, as well as shipping, you're probably looking in the ballpark range of around $300, (probably a bit less than $300, but it'll be close to that number).

You will also need an import permit.

On top of that, I don't know if this nursery has a minimum order amount for international shipping. This is something to consider.

Btw, the USDA is not your friend, they know they have the power to jerk you around, and they will do it if they see fit. They don't always do it, but they can.

Pick your poison - go through the hassle of importation and pay the same price as you would here in the US.

Orů

Buy one here or from a South American vendor that regularly offers them to the United States without the hassle of dealing with importation papers for roughly the same price.

The choice is yours...
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