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Posted on April 27, 2012, updated August 2, 2013
Posted on September 20, 2011, updated April 27, 2012
Jeremiah Harris is a well-known carnivorous plant expert and founder of the Colorado Carnivorous Plant Society. He is also the continental US agent for Sam Estes' Leilani Nepenthes nursery in Hawaii. The Nepenthes that Leilani offers are Sam's hybrids, and every one is spectacular.
There are many seed grown hybrids listed, as well as rooted cuttings of select varieties, plus a few species as well. I have purchased many plants through Jeremiah/Leilani and every specimen has been larger than expected, in supremely fine health and excellent value for the modest price. (Some of the "rooted cuttings" I received are huge plants over 15" tall, with several mature pitchers intact!) Great care is taken in packaging and shipping the plants and every one arrived undamaged. (Plants are shipped un-potted, with the root ball preserved and wrapped in sphagnum. It is up to the customer to pot the plants in their favorite mix upon arrival) Plants are shipped via Priority Mail and mine always arrive in 2 business days from the date shipped. (Colorado to West coast) You can't get better than that!
In all, a five star experience all around: Jeremiah is responsive to questions when emailed, plants are shipped within a day or two of ordering, and the plants themselves are outstanding value. Highly recommended source for Nepenthes, without hesitation.
On April 27th, 2012, trospero added the following:
I have bought many more plants from Leilani/Jeremiah over the past few months and service is always excellent, the plants are spectacularly healthy and larger than expected for the price. Larger purchases often include a bonus plant! Leilani Nepenthes nursery is highly recommended, without any hesitation. You won't be disappointed!On August 2nd, 2013, trospero changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
Unfortunately, I discovered that occasionally, recently imported Nepenthes from the Hawaii nursery have Hibiscus Scale hiding in crevices and under leaves, so beware: always isolate newly acquired plants or you could find yourself dealing with a serious pest problem. Disappointing.