On Jun 24, 2007, rockymountain vancouver Canada wrote:
I have heard good things about this company from nursery friends of mine and they carry some of Malesiana tropicals' plants such as Nepenthes and Alocasia. I have the opportunities to see these plants when they first arrive to Canada all the way from Borneo. They are fairly small but healthy plants. They need a couple seasons to get established and time to pot them up and accustom them in the greenhouse is very crucial.
Taken all these into account, I think ordering them online is a breeze and the customer service is excellent. My first order is in process and it does take time and I recommend at least 2 months before you want to see the plants: first apply for Import permit from home country and then order online, then a quick and good confirmation from Malasiana Tropicals, and they will start applying the export permit and phytosanitary cert within about 4 weeks.
I am not taking the chance of waiting for a shippment on this end having had experience with courier, custom and bare-rooted plants in general, this time I am travelling to Kuching Borneo to pick up the plants myself as I am just happening to be there on a trip. So the bare-rooted plants will be back home within less than 2 days then potted up nicely. Let's hope for that.
On August 25th, 2007, rockymountain added the following:
August 2007, I went to Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo to attend the Nepenthes Summit 2007 and also to pick up my plant order from Malesiana Tropicals. Their plant display was fantastic and my order of Alocasia and Amorphophallus plants is perfect. The plants are big and beyond expectation. The care and detail went into the packing were exceptional and the paperwork all done well.
There were no problem carrying the plants back at all, I had them with me on the 4 flights, after a 20-hour journey, I potted them up and they look amazing fresh.
I strongly suggest taking the trouble of picking up the plants and flying with them instead of waiting for them in the mail to cut down the cost of postage, or getting stuck at custom etc. It is also a great opportunity to visit the beautiful places in Sarawak.
I am very happy about their service and the quality of the plants and all their good work with conservation of Sarawak's bio-diversity.