kwenge Pecatonica, IL (12 reviews) December 2, 2017
I've ordered from Whitton Greenhouses twice in the last 2 years, and both times the plants I received were very vigorous, well-rooted and well-branched. I ordered the 2-inch pots and was surprised at how hardy they were. I received both orders within a week of ordering, and the packing was was excellent.
With so many varieties to choose from, it's hard to decide.... They offer several colors that I've never seen in any store.
***** I highly recommend this company! *****
Ordered several times and plants are always hardy, pest-free, and vigorous. Staff is very responsive and helpful.
Remember Schlumbergera really suffer from transplant shock, so don't be surprised if your Christmas Cactus arrives with buds which never bloom, or which fall off. That's normal. Just let it adjust and it will bloom beautifully next cycle.
lsuzuki Beavercreek, OH (Zone 5b) (3 reviews) April 15, 2016
I recently ordered Christmas and Easter cactus from them and am quite pleased. The plants are in good condition and were very nicely packed for shipping. Shipping was very prompt. The 4" size Easter cactus is loaded with buds and the flowers are gorgeous.
Note: the 2" size is less expensive, but the 4" size is well worth the additional cost. 2" pots are very small (although the plants themselves are large) so even though these cactus prefer to be a bit root bound. I will be transplanting them up since 2" pots are hard to keep upright.
gardenbugde Smyrna, DE (Zone 7a) (2 reviews) April 2, 2015
I first spoke with Randy Whitton on the phone regarding pick up of some plants because I live about 15 miles from the greenhouse. A time and date was arranged and I drove out on the specified date. I was in awe of the many plants! Randy and his wife were very kind- and Randy took the time to talk with me about the different traits, etc. We even touched on cross breeding and hand pollinating. I've since ordered plants via mail as time doesn't allow me to drive out. Every single plant has been in excellent condition. I also had one sent to a friend in MO and it was also in excellent condition. Excellent service! You won't be disappointed if you order your plants from Whitton's!
Excellent company and personnel to deal with!! Very good experience all the way around. Plants are very healthy, good size, 2-3 cuttings in the small pot. Put 2-3 potted plugs in a pot and you have a beautiful cactus in no time. Fast delivery, wonderful packing. Good honest people. Thanks so much.
IndaShade Kylertown, PA (Zone 5b) (24 reviews) August 31, 2011
I mailed an order for three Schlumbergeras on August 24, 2011, and got them via Priority mail on August 31, 2011. They are basically plug-type plants, ready to be potted up into three inch pots, and they were extremely healthy and of a good size. An email to check on availability of one of the plants I ordered was answered in a very short span of time by Randy Whitton. I would not hesitate to order from Whitton's Greenhouse again in the future. :-)
I first contacted Whitton GHSE through e-mail to check on the availability of 5 specific Christmas cactus plants. I received a reply confirming availability within 24 hours.
I placed an order through the mail, payed with a personal check and waited - for only 10 days from the day I put the envelope in the mail! The plants arrived well packed, undamaged and fresh by priority mail.
The plants are in 2-1/4" pots, clean and healthy with well developed roots that hold the soil tight but are not pot bound. There are three stems in each pot each with multiple branches. The average plant height excluding roots is about 6 inches.
Although the plants are smaller than I expected, the quality is unsurpassable and I am well pleased.
I would encourage anyone wanting a specific Christmas cactus to look here.
It would be nice if the company would accept credit cards and have online ordering. However, I purchased plants through mail order years before the internet and feel excellent quality plants to be more important than ordering convenience.