On Jan 27, 2008, Mr_Cleaver Reeders, PA (Zone 4a) wrote:
New ownership. One plant ordered last summer was covered with bugs and survived. One plant ordered this fall was broken, but survived. Website improved greatly. Prices have increased. As for the person who was disturbed by the rescued Ariocarpus', the item's page described the plants as being rescued from a construction site where they would have been destroyed.
I have not purchased anything from this company, nor am I likely too. Here is why. Looking over their website, I noticed that they offer a number of old specimens that are described as "rescued". They do not deny that these plants have been collected form the wild, but they do not explain why the plants had to be "rescued". This sounds to me as wild-collected material, plain and simple. This is particularly disturbing as some of the large plants that they proudly display in their website are old Ariocarpus specimens (and endangered species, I believe).