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Where to order live plants?

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

  1. Duriana

    Duriana Arachnoknight

    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 Arachnobaron Active Member

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

    Duriana Arachnoknight

  4. spotropaicsav

    spotropaicsav Arachnobaron 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 Arachnobaron Active Member

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

    Duriana Arachnoknight

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

    Duriana Arachnoknight

    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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. vespers

    vespers Arachnodemon

    Might be a difficult set-up to do with a Brachypelma species that prefers dry conditions.
  17. 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.
  18. raisinjelly

    raisinjelly Arachnoknight

    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.
  19. biteycat666

    biteycat666 Arachnopeon

    What specific plants are you thinking of? I've ordered way too many plants online and might be able to help. I'd skip Hirts for sure, though. (Not that it was mentioned, but in case you were thinking of it.) They've messed up my order and sent a medinilla with spider mites. Logees is expensive but the plants are basically perfect. Pepper's Greenhouse (www.accentsforhomeandgarden.com/) was a nice surprise. Big selection, good prices, fast shipping. Plant Delights is another expensive one, but they have some really cool stuff (Nice selection of amorphophallus which is a favorite). Bob Smoley's would get a neuteralish rating. Not bad, but some of the IDs are questionable. California Carnivores has some kickass stuff. I have a few sundews, nepenthes, a ping and a flytrap from them that all arrived in great condition and are continuing to thrive. Annie's Annuals (not just annuals) is a good one and the plants I received were basically perfect.