I received the colocasia plants I ordered online today. They were excellent plants for the price: healthy, vigorous, well packaged & true to variety. These plants are 1/4 to 1/3 of the price charged by the better known sources for colocasias and are much better quality than I have received from other sources. I will order again. Also, the shipping was very reasonable, and this is greatly appreciated.
Posted on March 1, 2012, updated March 5, 2012
I recently got into bananas and ordered 4 from Florida Hills. Delivery took 3 or 4 days, and the plants were all healthy and surprisingly large (I was expecting them to just be 3" tall, but they had 8" p-stems and were over a foot tall overall). I planted them in my greenhouse about 4 1/2 weeks ago and they have more than doubled in size already, so I'm very pleased.
I just placed a 2nd order with them for a few more plants and will make a follow-up post when they arrive.
On March 5th, 2012, GreenFin added the following:
My 2nd order from Florida Hill arrived today. The US Postal Service mauled the package in transit, but the plants still managed to make it through in good shape. I ordered 3 banana plants and 1 pineapple plant. They were all medium-sized tc starter plants, which is what I wanted and was expecting. No signs of disease. Overall pretty good value.
Posted on February 25, 2012, updated February 28, 2012
I placed an order at the end of December. The plants arrived damaged. All of the stems on the banana plants were broken (and all the plants died within a few days) because they were shipped unsecured in a large box. I sent an email through their website and nearly two months later have not received a response. I spent over $30. Wish I had ordered through EBAY; at least then I could have gotten my money back.
On February 28th, 2012, shelly6569 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Florida Hill Nursery has contacted me and the situation has been satisfactorily resolved.On Feb 28, 2012, Florida Hill Nursery responded with:
"On Feb 25, 2012 8:30 PM, Florida Hill Nursery responded with:
Hello Shelly, I dont understand we cant locate any email coorospondance you may have sent. We see the numerous orders youve placed throughout the year under Shelly Ownes of Las Vegas but no messages??? Tried calling the phone # you left during the checkout process and its not in service..."
I would give them a negative because I never got a reply about my order, but with the quality of plants I received at what I consider to be very low prices, I don't have the heart to give them a negative. If you need the type of plants they specialize in, I think you will be thrilled at what you receive.
On Jan 15, 2012, Florida Hill Nursery responded with:
"On Jan 15, 2012 8:08 PM, Florida Hill Nursery responded with:
Hello Joe, the best way to contact Angela and I is through email. firstname.lastname@example.org Im glad to hear that our work speak for us. Thank you for your honest review.
On Jan 21, 2012 8:34 PM, Florida Hill Nursery added:
I noticed you ordered again thank you for your patronage. "
I just received my first order from Florida Hill Nursery. I ordered five plants and I gotta' tell you, I'm impressed! All the plants arrived looking as fresh as if they had just been boxed a moment before. Additionally, for the price I paid, I was really expecting tiny plants, which I didn't mind because I get a lot of plants over the web and that's what one normally receives. These are really nice sized plants! They're definitely ready to go in a one-gallon pot or even in the ground! Shawn and Angela, thank you very much. You will see many more orders from me in the future!
On Aug 13, 2011, Florida Hill Nursery responded with:
"On Mar 9, 2012 2:28 PM, Florida Hill Nursery responded with:
On Aug 4, 2011, smurf428 cullman, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:
Just recieved my plant order, was very impressed with there care for shipping. Not one plant was damaged in anyway, not even a broken leaf.
For the plants themselves i knew they were going to be small as stated in the info on the site. I was very impressed with there roots and the plants were bigger then i thought they would be..
The prices are half if not a 1/3 as other places, and giving how fast things grow i dont mind waiting a month to get to the size other sites plants are for the huge savings..
Over all I will be ordering from them again.. I got 2 basjoo bananas and 8 elephant ears.. Very happy with this purchase!! thanks again florida hill