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EXOTICA PLANTS IMPORT

REDLEAF EXOTICS IS USA’S EXCLUSIVE VENDOR FOR EXOTICA PLANTS!

Saturday, October 3rd @ 8 PM CST!

We LOVE importing the latest hybrids and species cultivars from the world’s greatest Nepenthes Nursery, Exotica Plants (EP) in Australia! For those of you who aren’t familiar, EP is the world leader in Nepenthes hybridization. They create the most desired hybrids in cultivation, and their quality is unbeatable! Their plants are selectively bred for size, color, and vigor. We are very proud to be your exclusive supplier! The Exotica Plants Import is the most exciting Nepenthes event of the year and not to be missed if you are obsessed with Neps!!

The scheduled catalog updates are announced via social media @RedleafExotics and our Newsletter.

 

HOW DO I JOIN THE IMPORT?

The import process is pretty straight forward. We will post the available plants on our site under the tab SHOP> EXOTICA PLANTS PRE-ORDER. Our customers will add plants to their cart and checkout as usual. It’s that easy.

ALL PRE- ORDER SALES ARE FINAL.

We send our customers the latest info and keep you informed on all critical dates, such as when the import ships out to us.

 

  HOW LONG CAN I HOLD PLANTS IN MY CART?

We have a secure shopping cart feature on our website. Our customers can add plants to their cart, and they will be held there for 20 minutes. We know this isn’t much time, but if you decide to remove plants from your order, they will remain out of stock for the additional time frame. We get hundreds of customers visiting our website during these imports, so we must make sure plants are restocked quickly. The 20 minutes should be more than enough time to comb through and get something that catches your eye. Some plants are in limited quantities and sell out in minutes. We suggest having a cup of coffee and ready 5 minutes before our catalog opening:)

 

NOTE: Due to the high volume of traffic, our website can experience issues. Although it has gotten a lot better, there are hundreds of collectors on our site at once trying to click and purchase the same plants. We always suggest placing multiple smaller orders. We can refund the shipping difference afterward.

 

PLANT SIZES AND PRICING.

Size, rarity, and features determine the pricing. Some of these plants are cuttings from Exotica’s prime breeding stock. Many times they only have 1 or 2 cuttings that won’t be available for years down the line.

On top of the base charge for the plants, we also have import fees and freight charges. These fees are incorporated into the pricing.

Small

Plants labeled as small are usually 3-5+ inches in diameter.  All of these plants are grown from seed and vigorous with pitchers. We usually have an image of the parents used in the hybrid to give you an idea of what to expect.

Rooted Cuttings

These plants are cuttings of Exotica’s stock plants.  Cuttings are well established and can be smaller with a few new leaves to larger vines. 

Specimens

Specimens are large size plants, and you get the exact plant as seen in the images we provide. These are assigned a number such as #001 and will be labeled as such in our catalog.

Check out our last box unboxing to give you an idea of what to expect!

 

SHIPPING FEES

Once the plants arrive, we repack and ship them immediately. Typically, we charge a base shipping fee of $12.99. Most orders are covered by this. For larger orders that exceed the base charge, we will send you an invoice for the additional shipping fees after they leave our facility. Some customers order 10+ specimens and the shipping can be quite hefty. 

 

WHAT ARE MY SHIPPING OPTIONS?

DUE TO COVID-19 USPS IS EXPERIENCING DELAYS. WE CAN ONLY GUARANTEED LIVE ARRIVAL WITH EXPRESS SHIPPING OPTIONS.

USPS PRIORITY

Our most popular shipping option. This method takes 2-3 business days and is insured for $50. As USPS does not guarantee this service, we are not responsible for the package once it leaves our hands. We highly suggest additional insurance for larger orders over $100. Send us an email request titled ‘INSURANCE,’ and we will invoice you for the extra cost. This method is usually good during our spring (Feb/March) import, but risky in fall (Sep/Nov), especially around the holidays.

USPS EXPRESS

We recommend this option when you’re importing a bunch of rare plants from overseas. This option usually takes 1 day to arrive after they leave our facility. This service is guaranteed by USPS and comes with $100 insurance. Express is worth the extra cost and security. If you choose this option, please type EXPRESS  in the order notes. We will send an invoice after we ship. We appreciate all payments made within 48 hours.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY ORDER?

Exotica usually ships out two to three weeks after we place our order. We kindly ask for your patience as Geoff and Andrea carefully pack and ship hundreds of orders by themselves.

Our customers are updated along the way. Once they ship out, it can take around a week to arrive, depending on customs. When we receive the import, we will immediately pack and ship the plants. Tracking numbers will be added to all orders.

 

WHAT DO I DO ONCE I RECEIVE MY ORDER?

 Once the plants arrive, unpack them and immediately pot them up. We like to use a 50/50 mixture of long fiber sphagnum and perlite. Give them a thorough watering with RO or distilled water and keep the humidity very high. At this time, we suggest keeping them in lower light levels for a few days until they settle in. It’s common Nepenthes to lose their pitchers during shipment. We’ve had some keep all of them when moved into ideal conditions, like a greenhouse. If you have any concerns, please reach out to us!

 

Exotica’s plants are the jewels of the Nepenthes world, and we look forward to getting you addicted! See you during our next import!

 

We keep our customers updated with the latest information available to us.

Thanks,

– Redleaf Exotics-