LoveBrug Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a) (7 reviews) June 25, 2012
Very Pleased with my order from Par O Bek Orchids.
The Nepenthes selection is second to none but what really matters is the obvious dedication and care given to these plants before they are shipped. First class service from the turnaround time , communication , packing and then the beautiful healthy plant at my door in a couple of days.
Posted on October 5, 2011, updated June 17, 2012
Five stars all 'round!
I purchased several Nepenthes hybrids from Tony for the first time last week, and the plants arrived less than a week from order date. Plants were carefully packed and no damage occurred during shipping. The plants were very high quality, clearly well grown and cared for, and were excellent value for the money. Tony's selection is diverse and comes from some of the best Nepenthes hybridizers in the world.
Highly recommended source for Nepenthes, without hesitation.On June 17th, 2012, trospero added the following:
I have made several purchases with Tony/EPP since my first one and every single plant I have bought has met or exceeded my expectations. Tony knows how to grow healthy plants and he always ships fine specimens, ready to hit the ground running. EPP has become the FIRST source I go to when I am looking for Nepenthes.
umbrasin Helena Valley Northwest, MT (2 reviews) June 16, 2012
I placed my first order with Par O Bek and couldn't be happier. Tony has excellent communication and ships his amazing plants out quickly. I e-mailed him to see if he had certain, unlisted, plants on hand and he was kind enough to check the greenhouse and find one for me and ship it out with my order.
One plant that I received was listed as 6" but the one I received was far larger than that. He knows what he's doing and packs the plants very well. I've now added him to my short list of awesome, dependable Nepenthes nurseries.
I have ordered twice so far from EPP. Extremely happy with the plants received. They're hardened off before going for sale, very healthy and robust on arrival. Packing was very well done, no damage while shipping.
Tony will also take the time to answer any questions as well.
Very highly recommend!
PabloVerde Canton, GA (11 reviews) October 21, 2009
Great looking plants. Great support.
I wanted to try something new and a few nepenthes seemed just the ticket. As a newbie, I ask for and received good advice from the owner on plant selection. I placed my order for 4 plants and very quickly received some great looking plants. Everything was very carefully packed and exactly as described. I would definitely purchase more plants from this supplier.
Such a pleasure to deal with. Healthy plants that are packed exceptionally well and shipped when weather permits without ever once having to remind the seller to ship.
Additionally, he grows quite a few Neps that are difficult to find elsewhere. I love the additional supplies he offers to growers.
philcula Morgan Hill, CA (Zone 10a) (3 reviews) August 29, 2006
Boy I'm glad I get to be the first to comment on this company.
I'm a professional grower. Have been for many, many years. I've purchased carnivorous plants from the farthest corners of the globe, thousands of them, but I have to tell you that EPP is, by far, the absolute BEST in the US. Not only is the proprietor Tony a super nice guy, but he is highly intelligent in his field. He not only has exceptional knowledge about Nepenthes but he cares just as much about his customers as he does his beloved plants. And the plants....well...they are grown to ultimate perfection. You will open your package and will not believe your eyes!
I've been purchasing from Tony for many years now. I regret that it has taken ANYONE this long to comment on the Garden Watchdog about this superior establishment and its owner. Tony is one of the best plant packers in the business. I have never even seen a single wrinkle in so much as a leaf! And his prices...my opinion is that you get 500% more for your money than what you're expecting. The plants are so beautifully grown. This greatly helps reduce transplant shock because Tony takes the time to grow the plants out and harden them off in perfect greenhouse conditions long before he sells them.
Tony, I know I've told you this before, but you really are the best I have ever dealt with...at least here in the US. And I will continue to be loyal to your business and spread the word to as many people as possible. I feel I no longer have to go outside the US to get what I want. I wish you continued success and hope your future business endeavors bring your dreams to fruition.
Can you folks tell I'm a happy customer?? And no, I don't get a kickback for doing this. My reward is the superb collection of beautiful plants adorning my greenhouses and having the ultimate pleasure of dealing with such a professional, knowledgable and trustworthy man.