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Where to order live plants?

Discussion in 'Live Plants' started by Duriana, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Duriana

    Duriana Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I'm wanting to add some live plants to future true spider enclosures, and I'm wondering where you all recommend to order from?
     
  2. spotropaicsav

    spotropaicsav Arachnoknight Active Member

    I'm curious to know as well, Im also in the US
     
  3. Duriana

    Duriana Arachnosquire Active Member

  4. spotropaicsav

    spotropaicsav Arachnoknight Active Member

    Ive ordered with success from aquatic arts before FYI, only twice but the plants arrived healthy, fast and are so far doing well. However it seems some people have had a bad experience with them so it probably depends on what your needs are
     
  5. spotropaicsav

    spotropaicsav Arachnoknight Active Member

    Oh yes and I think @schmiggle has ordered from California Carnivores with success
     
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  6. Duriana

    Duriana Arachnosquire Active Member

    Thanks I'll check them out. I could also just start asking around at my local garden stores and see if their plants pesticide free.
     
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  7. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnolord Active Member

    This is true, I didn't bother mentioning them because the only terrarium suitable thing they have is tillandsia. I've also had great success with sarracenia northwest and marlow's orchids, the latter of which is probably more helpful for you.
     
  8. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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  9. IamKrush

    IamKrush Arachnopeon Active Member

  10. Shane88

    Shane88 Arachnopeon

    Does anyone recommend Josh's Frogs for plants? I've heard they are all organic and come alive and healthy. BTW I'm new to the hobby, raising three slings and about to get my first 3" female brachypelma smithi (Mexican red knee) tomorrow.
     
  11. IamKrush

    IamKrush Arachnopeon Active Member

    I never ordered plants from them. But never had a bad transaction with them on other things
     
  12. Duriana

    Duriana Arachnosquire Active Member

    I've been lurking on their website, I might go with them. They seem to have really great reviews and selection of plants.
     
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  13. Shane88

    Shane88 Arachnopeon

    Thanks, I was thinking about ordering from them next week so I'll let you all know how the plants turn out. I'm going to try and set up a self sustaining Mexican red knee terrarium. I have many reptile terrariums but this will be my first Ts.
     
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  14. Neherpetoculture, joshsfrogs, and Glassbox tropicals. Ordered a ton of plants from the first two, nothing but good things to say about them
     
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  15. IamKrush

    IamKrush Arachnopeon Active Member

    Awesome! Looking forward to seeing your Ts new set up. I might try live plants when my Ts get older. As of now they are either slings or juvies
     
  16. IamKrush

    IamKrush Arachnopeon Active Member

    They have great Customer service. I ordered a large kk and it arrived broken. I told them about it along with a photo. Shipped me a new one the same day.
     
  17. vespers

    vespers Arachnolord Active Member

    Might be a difficult set-up to do with a Brachypelma species that prefers dry conditions.
     
  18. archaeosite

    archaeosite Arachnosquire

    I know this is an old-ish topic, but I've recently ordered excellent plants from both Amazon and sellers on Etsy.
    I can personally recommend the shop Succulent Beauties on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SucculentBeauties . The shop owner is very communicative, has a great selection, and ships quality plants.
    I also recently bought a dozen air plants (Tillandsia spp.) from Aura Creations on Amazon for only $24, with free shipping. One died within a couple weeks, but the rest are very healthy and striking. A great deal.
     
  19. raisinjelly

    raisinjelly Arachnoknight

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    Josh's Frogs is pretty good. I've ordered from them a few times and out of 25+ or so plants I only had issues with 3. The two ferns had more browning edges than I was happy with (but not like horrible) and a bromeliad had two of the petals bent down almost vertically - which sucked, since that species is hard to find. But the rest were pretty much as close to perfect looking as you could expect from something like plants.

    And I agree that their customer service is great. There are times that they might forget to include something or send the wrong thing, but their customer support is very quick and easy to deal with and they've always corrected their mistakes at their own expense.