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Positive Jeffknee
(1 review)
On Dec 1, 2016, Jeffknee Gainesville, FL wrote:

Received my first mail order (a 4" pot size Silk Oak Grevillea robusta ) and I'm very happy. The plant arrived healthy and beautiful. I have been trying to grow my own from seeds obtained from a specimen on the UF campus, but they seem less promising compared to Eldon's lovely young tree.
It's delightful to see a nearby nursery cultivating beautiful flowering plants and trees. I hope more Florida residents find out and start planting their own, with Eldon's help soon!

Positive cajuntacca
(2 reviews)
On Sep 14, 2016, cajuntacca Alexandria, LA wrote:

Just received my second TACCA INTEGRIFOLIA from Eldon Tropicals. The first was excellent in all respects, but unfortunately was drowned by an over zealous home-sitter while we were on vacation. The second plant puts the first plant to shame - it is awesome...almost 5 feet tall with two big, gorgeous bat flowers and more on the way. This was a special gift for my wife. She was speechless. The quality of plants I have received is clearly outstanding, but the creme de la creme of Eldon's is the personal attention their customer representative, Ms Brigit, extended to us. So for Brigit and the Eldon team, our sincere thanks for an awesome plant and your superlative service

Positive onemoreshot
(2 reviews)
On May 16, 2016, onemoreshot Kissimmee, FL wrote:

What do you/I expect when we place an order for plants? We want the plants to arrive in excellent condition and be in a healthy state.

My order from Eldon Tropicals arrive in GREAT condition, the packing superseded anything I have ever seen or experienced with other mail order nursery"s.

I ordered three Pine Cone ginger plants, the packing was so good I could of left the ginger plants in that packing for a week and the soil would of still be moist, of course it would be a mortal sin if I did that. I am just trying to make my point.

I received an email about package delivery and the next day my package arrived with a surprise. They include one Alocasia Pluuhea Nigra plant for free.

After placing my order I did email them a few times looking for my order. My emails were answered in a timely manner.

I would like to suggest they have a tracking method on their web site.

I would order again from this company.

Positive CommonCents
(1 review)
On Nov 4, 2015, CommonCents North, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Awesome deal and great plants.

I ordered two peppercorn (Piper Nigrum) vines late (after closing) on a Tuesday in late October. The website looked a bit stale and possibly neglected. The price was great, better than most online sources I'd seen. The web site said the plants were in 4" pots, and the photo of the plant showed a soda can (for size reference), with a small round (4 inch) pot with a small vine growing and three leaves developed. I was prepared for a small plant, but the price was good for me, and I have time and a green thumb, so I'm pretty confident a live small plant won't take too long to grow bigger.

I did call them directly after lunch on Wednesday. I was slightly concerned by the stale look to the web site and some of the non-positive reviews here. I wanted to make sure they received the order (and noticed that the order was there), and I also wanted to assure them that there was no frost or dangerous low temperatures in the forecast for my area for the next 5 to 7 days, and to inquire as to when they planned to ship. I was told my order would ship on Thursday by Priority Mail and I should expect it Saturday.

On Friday morning I noticed an email from the USPS showing that Eldon Tropicals had shipped me a package Thursday, and the tracking number was included, and the expected delivery date was Saturday.

My package arrived Saturday, and when I opened it, I was pleasantly surprised to find two excellent pepper corn vines in small 4 inch pots. The plants I received had 3 and 4 vine runners on them, not just one straight start of a vine shown in the picture on their web site, and each runner had 4 to 6 fully developed leaves. On one plant, there was even the bud of a bloom already forming. These plants were much larger than shown on the web site, and in excellent condition. I have a picture of one of the plants on my blog here at Dave's Garden, if anyone wants to see it.

I'm very happy with my plants. One is growing in a nice hanging planter in my kitchen now, and the other is in a 3 gallon container in my "tropical room" with two of the longer runners in smaller nursery pots next to the main pot, hopefully setting roots for more vines for me to grow, trade or sell.

Positive trackinsand
(47 reviews)
On Jul 16, 2015, trackinsand mid central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Posted on July 18, 2013, updated July 16, 2015
Posted on September 12, 2012, updated July 18, 2013
Posted on March 22, 2007, updated September 12, 2012
i am very pleased with the plants i purchased recently. the customer service was awesome too. the box was damaged in shipping (not their fault) and one of the plants was broken. i emailed and was given a replacement plant immediately. they have a good selection of tropical plants and the prices are right. on a side note, i found this company quite by accident while looking for a specific plant. the company name leads you to believe that they don\'t sell plants, but perhaps garden \"objects\". check them out for unusual tropicals!

On September 25th, 2007, trackinsand added the following:

i just received another order today from eldon. what a fabulous customer service they have. brigitta sent a special free plant and went out of her way to hold my plants at the last minute due to illness in my family. she unpacked them and waited for me to let her know when they could be shipped. the vanilla orchid is huge as is the firespike and the other plants too. i continue to be impressed by their quality and kindness. you really can\'t go wrong ordering from eldon!
On September 12th, 2012, trackinsand added the following:

just received another order and as always, a treat to do business with!
if you love tropicals, you really should try this great seller.
On July 18th, 2013, trackinsand added the following:

just received another order and i must say again just how pleased i always am with this nursery. the communication is first rate, the shipping is fast and the plants are big and healthy.
i also must say that i wish more, no, all companies packaged plants the way eldon does. no muss, no fuss, no overdone, needless stuffing inside....just good common sense packing. i received an order from another company last week and the plants were double taped to the inside of the box in such a way that it was almost impossible to get them out with breakage. not so with eldon! they have it down pat and i applaud them for that.
i\'ll be back!

On July 16th, 2015, trackinsand added the following:

as always, a total pleasure to do business with. confirmation of order was emailed quickly, as was the tracking number. big, healthy plants.
thanks again!
Positive GingerT
(2 reviews)
On Jun 10, 2015, GingerT Summerfield, FL wrote:

My friend and I visited Eldon Tropicals last week. What a delightful, informative Lady she was! They have a large variety of healthy beautiful unusual plants and I certainly will make that trip again and again!! What a pleasure.

Positive hedy
(3 reviews)
On Feb 8, 2015, hedy Ocala, FL wrote:

Posted on October 15, 2012, updated February 8, 2015
I am posting now a long overdue feedback. I know the Eldon Tropicals nursery for almost 10 years. It is an excellent on-line nursery, but usually I go there in person to browse among their plants.

They have a unique selection of a few hundred kinds of rare and hard-to-find plants. The nursery is clean, free of plant diseases and it really is a paradise for plant enthusiasts. They have sometimes only a few of a single kind of plant, but the variety of selection is just amazing.

I know from experience and from seeing their operation, that they send nice sized plants, and more often than not the plants are way larger, nicer than their listings suggest. They are generous with gift plants to many of their customers if you order on-line or go there in person. Of course you can\'t expect a gift plant every time, but with larger orders, returning customers or having any other good excuse, you will likely to end up with an extra plant on top of what you have paid for.

They charge my card only at the time of shipping or when I go their to pick up. (Most on-line companies charge for the plants at the time of the order placed. If later on it turns out, that they are out-of-stock of a particular plant, THEY make THEIR decision about a replacement plant. Than, in a couple of weeks they will send the plants. Sometimes it takes longer. Some companies have a practice to send the shipments quite late after the credit card charge was made, thus preventing complaint about the merchandise, or getting back the price of it, if otherwise it would be the course of action. I\'m sure, some of my fellow plant-shoppers had such experience too.)

Thank you Eldon for being there for the rest of us plant-nuts for hunting down new and new plants every time I go there, or browse your inventory on-line.

On February 8th, 2015, hedy added the following:

I have recently ordered some plants From Eldon Tropicals. Because it is the middle of the winter with all the holidays, I had to make special arrangements for the shipping.
I am overly satisfied with their patience with my complicated request about the shipping. It is very easy to communicate with this nursery. They accommodated my wishes with no problem.
The plants arrived in excellent condition - as usual. Some were dormant, but it is winter. I guess I have to obey Nature's order.

Thank you for the excellent service at Eldon's
Positive Glennhillyer
(1 review)
On Oct 7, 2014, Glennhillyer Spring, TX wrote:

Ordered via internet website, received confirmation email right away. The next day Brigit from Eldon sent me an email asking if I wanted to change my shipping preference it would be cheaper and faster. This was great, and she also changed by order to additional plants. I received the plants within 3 days of my order and they were all in excellent shape and size. Hou, TX

Positive khalidjameel
(1 review)
On Jun 12, 2014, khalidjameel Diwaniya,
Iraq wrote:

The company Eldonaccess excellent in terms of
1 - The plants that I requested and sent to me are certain items that are offered on the website.
2 - There is interest in the packaging and conservation so as not to be affected plants during shipping.
3 - Commitment by the date specified in the international shipping without delay.
4 - On top of that she gave me free two plants did not order it purchase.

Positive lamarcoux
(4 reviews)
On Apr 18, 2014, lamarcoux Middleburg, FL wrote:

Beautiful plant! I ordered an EVERGREEN WISTERIA - MILLETTIA RETICULATA. It arrived in great condition, looks very healthy, great service.

Positive alexgr1
(1 review)
On Jul 24, 2013, alexgr1 Dunnellon, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Great place 5 star treatment and beautiful plants. I found plants here that I couldn't find in Puerto Rico and the prices are the best I've found in Florida for pre-bonsai. Love it and will return again and again.


Positive Jnette
(13 reviews)
On Jun 19, 2013, Jnette Northeast, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:

I placed my order in the spring so the weather wouldn't be too hot or too cold for them. I waited several weeks and saw my bank account had been charged for them right when I ordered. So I called the company and she said they would send them out the next day. So, I waited a couple more weeks and then called again. 2 long distance phone calls from Washington State, and was told they had been sent so would have to be replaced. Within a week I received the plants.

I had to think about the rating on this, but decided since the plants are growing and healthy, to give it a positive.

Positive voytek
(5 reviews)
On Apr 5, 2013, voytek Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I ordered from this company first time. Perfect service, wise packing method to set stress-less shipping. I recommend to buy from this company. Voytek from Chicago

Positive virginiarose
(64 reviews)
On Feb 22, 2013, virginiarose Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Posted on January 17, 2013, updated February 22, 2013
Posted on January 17, 2013, updated January 17, 2013
Ordered two Irises from this company after a google search for a beauty called 'Ann Chowning'. I was very happy to get them and surprised to get them so fast. Great packing method, love the care that went into this, and the plants were happy and healthy upon arrival. I love this company!

On January 17th, 2013, virginiarose added the following:

Highly recommend this company. I just ordered again!
On February 22nd, 2013, virginiarose added the following:

Got my second order and love this company. Big healthy plants and great packing.
Love my Banana Tree! :))
Positive knoxgal
(4 reviews)
On Sep 14, 2012, knoxgal Knoxville, TN wrote:

Very pleased with the size and quality of my plants.

Also, they went out of their way to deal with a shipment problem. They replaced my plants without question and were responsive to my emails.

I would definitely buy from this company again.

Positive Silphion
(3 reviews)
On Aug 10, 2012, Silphion Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

3 important factors: Were the plants what i ordered, healthy and undamaged? Yes\yes\yes. Was the financial transaction smooth and without drama? Yes. (Most important) were the plants packaged well? Oh YES. I've recieved plants from other companies who clearly have no idea how to package for cross country shipping and I'm glad to say that Eldon Tropicals knows what they are doing...couldn't be happier!!!

Positive Toni05
(61 reviews)
On Jun 21, 2012, Toni05 Brookfield, IL wrote:

Posted on November 1, 2007, updated June 21, 2012
This is the first time I've ordered from Eldonaccess, and it won't be a last.
Today I recieved 2 beautiful, healthy and colorful plants from Eldonaccess. ..A Pink Princess Philo and Picasso's Paintbrush Croton. I've been looking for this Philo quite some time, discovering prices as high as 29 and 39.00. When I found Eldon's, and there staring me in the face was a pretty Pink Princess for 20.00, I didn't know what to think..You all know how some people say you get what you pay for..On the contrary, at least in this case..I was shocked at its size after opening the box today.
She also sent a free Anthurium, which I thought a nice surprise, and even the freebie is good-size and healthy.
I spoke to the owner? on the phone. She's a very nice person and loves discussing plants..and helpful, too.
Plants are well-packaged..No broken stems or leaves.
Shipping time was super quick.
I hope Eldon's adds more plants to their site..Thanks Eldon's, and to the woman I spoke with on the phone..You were very helpful..Toni

On June 21st, 2012, Toni05 added the following:

Eldon's Tropicals have good-sized, healthy, rare plants.

I ordered Licuala Palm and Anthurium 'Vittarifolium.'

Both plants are good-looking, pest-free, and quite large.

Order arrived within a week.

Plant prices and shipping are very reasonable.

Thanks Eldon's. A 5* nursery.

Positive peony1066
(1 review)
On Apr 12, 2012, peony1066 Sugar Land, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I ordered two plants and received them within the week. They were in such good shape I was amazed. The prices were great, too.

I ordered an African Mask and a Snow banana. I'm not sure they even realized they've been boxed up and shipped. They are healthy with large leaves on the African Mask and nice looking leaves on the banana. I had expected a seedling or tiny pup but got much better.

I will order again from Eldon Tropicals.

Positive lostinthejungle
(2 reviews)
On Feb 10, 2012, lostinthejungle College Station, TX wrote:

Mid February and I'm doing my last minute ordering for spring. I've been looking for some Colocasia Gigantea Thailand bulbs for sometime, but most were over priced or not in stock or they wanted more in shipping than what the plant cost. Found them at Eldon Tropicals, ordered and received one a few days later and paid a very reasonable price. I thought I was getting a bulb in a box, but instead I got a beautiful young and vibrant plant, about 14" high with two beautiful leaves. The plant was packed VERY well and arrived in great condition. This was an online order, no hassle and immediate shipment and I am VERY pleased. I will recommend this company to friends and will no doubt be ordering more plants from them in the future.

Positive ashly204
(1 review)
On Jun 7, 2011, ashly204 wrote:

Excellent customer service, plants are doing very well, timely shipping and delivery. Will use again and recommend to others.

Positive 1ronmar
(1 review)
On Apr 1, 2011, 1ronmar Sacramento, CA wrote:

Great experience! My order was shipped quickly and packaged very carefully. The plant was good sized and I even received a couple dollars back since shipping wasn't as much as initially charged! I would never expect that from any company. And they gave me handwritten tips on how to care for it in my zone. Greatly recommend doing business with this company.

Positive Florida9
(12 reviews)
On Mar 28, 2011, Florida9 Palm Harbor, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I just received my first order from Eldon Tropicals, and I am extremely pleased. I ordered ginger, philodendron, and a golden lotus banana during the winter. Due to a very cold winter, Brigit offered to ship the others while waiting for my banana to break dormancy. I was fine waiting and everything shipped 3/21. The packaging was great and the plants healthy. They are planted out and doing well. I'm very pleased to find a good, reliable online nursery in FL, where I am confident the plants will be ready for our FL climate. I am preparing a new order for them now including some of their edible landscape plants!

Positive rhpfman
(4 reviews)
On Nov 12, 2010, rhpfman Lompoc, CA wrote:

Big, beautiful, healthy plants, great prices, speedy service. Who could ask for more? Thanks!

Positive Billblaise
(1 review)
On Oct 31, 2010, Billblaise Inverness, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

The plants are very healthy and Briget is helpful and friendly. She is also a kind and selfless person, helping the people of Hungury after their flooding and loss.

Positive DoctorWho
(1 review)
On Oct 17, 2010, DoctorWho Lakeland, FL wrote:

Consistent, reliable quality. These are simply the healthiest, freshest, and most viable plants you can order online. My multiple orders have always been timely, extremely well packaged, and better than expected. The plants I've received have always been even more mature and well established than their photos, so I always get more than my money's worth. When unpacked, the plants look like they came out of the greenhouse only moments before. Unexpected, free 'customer appreciation' gifts in your shipment are often a pleasant surprise. Email shipping notifications, fast answers to questions, and all other communications represent their outstanding service after the sale. They have my highest recommendation. You will not be disappointed. -Mike

Positive RI_Winemaker
(1 review)
On Sep 2, 2010, RI_Winemaker Citrus Springs, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I went to visit them about a month ago along with my father. We where both impressed with the quality of plants offered and the pricing. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for her work was very evident. Definitely a good place to do business with and I highly recommend them to anybody looking for healthy and strong plants

Positive ycn4chin
(37 reviews)
On Jul 30, 2010, ycn4chin Dickson, TN wrote:

Got my plants yesterday. Packaging was great. It has been extremely hot, and the plants did not look stressed. They were in transit only two days from FL to TN. I was glad I read the comments on Garden Watchdog before placing my first order with this company.

Positive plantswoman
(6 reviews)
On Jul 25, 2010, plantswoman Nashville, TN wrote:

this is the best experience I've had with a nursery found on the internet---I was looking for a specific rare tropical plant. they had it, they patiently and kindly told me in loving detail, and delivered the plant in perfect condition--packed carefully, shipped promptly--and priced fairly....what more can you ask for in a mail-order situation? bravo--HIGHLY recommended. Leann Barron, TN

Positive sassynay
(1 review)
On Jun 24, 2010, sassynay Houston, TX wrote:

I had my order within 5 days and am very pleased with it. Even though the outer package had gotten pretty banged up, there was another strong inner packing that kept the plant safe.

Positive olddude
(4 reviews)
On May 20, 2010, olddude Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

I had a great experience with this company. Shipping was within 2 weeks. One anthurim I ordered hadn;t survived the during the winter at her nursery so she adjusted my order, removed the charge and sent a complimentary plant. Packing was excellent, plant size was as expected, quality was great. I will do business with her again.

Positive MBreen55
(1 review)
On May 8, 2010, MBreen55 Philadelphia, PA wrote:

Great communication. Waited to ship when weather was warm and plants arrived very well packaged. I'm going to order more from Eldon.

Positive CherokeeGreg
(18 reviews)
On Mar 25, 2010, CherokeeGreg Fresno, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Great Great Great !!!!!!!!!! This is my first order with this company. I love my plants. They waited to send them to me because of the weather. They care. They pack great. Plants are big they were not stressed out from Florida to California. I will be back again for another order for sure. They are the best I have delt with so far.

Positive jaythestingray
(4 reviews)
On Mar 24, 2010, jaythestingray Jackson, MS wrote:

Great experience! My order was shipped quickly and packaged very carefully. The communication was great also....thats always important to me. I was notified every step of the way and every question I had was answered quickly.

Positive veganman
(15 reviews)
On Feb 18, 2010, veganman Peoria, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Exceptional quality, great size, AWESOME customer service! Plants arrived in perfect condition. I am very happy with my purchase!

Thanks Brigit!

Positive Floralkingdom
(17 reviews)
On Nov 15, 2009, Floralkingdom Niceville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Posted on October 05, 2007, updated November 14, 2009
I just placed my first order with this company this week, and I have already received my plants! Fast shipping, the plants arrived well packaged and look great very healthy. One of the plants was out of stock which I understand it happens, they sent me a refund for that plant and even gave me a gift plant in its place all within the same order, and to top it off they included culture and care sheets for each plant! Great plants, healthy and large. I must say they pay attention to detail, I'm very happy with my order, and I'll be ordering lots more soon, highly recommended!

On November 15th, 2009, Floralkingdom added the following:

I placed two more orders with Eldon Accessories just recently. All the plants arrived safe and healthy, packaged with great care, they are wonderful to deal with over the phone, answered all my questions, they respond to emails fast, the shipping is fast, the owner even sends extra plants, and gift plants with the order, truly amazing. I keep coming back for more plants. Highly recommended!!
Positive Bonheur
(4 reviews)
On Sep 13, 2009, Bonheur Bonifay, FL wrote:

I have never dealt with a better company of any kind! The plants are beautiful, healthy and so well packed that even on a large order not a single leaf was broken! The customer service is awesome, too. The company has a toll-free number and you get to talk to the owner herself. She is very friendly, kind, and incredibly knowledgeable about the plants she grows and sells. She is extremely helpful and will give you any advice and answer any questions you have about her plants. When you place your order, expect really fast shipping. There is absolutely no way this company can improve. I wish all companies were even half as good as Eldon Access, it would be a great leap forward.

Positive DanKistner
(2 reviews)
On Jul 21, 2009, DanKistner Winter Haven, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I visited Eldon Accessories in person, I was working in the area and stopped by. It didn't seem like anyone was around so i left her a voice mail and started to leave. She called me back about 10 minutes later... She was in the green house and didn't hear the phone ring. Long story short, I turned around to see what she had. She had a great selection especially of aroids which I loved. I picked up a few things and she even gave me a discount for my troubles. I would definitely recommend this Nursery to anyone. She is extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. Good Company!

Positive nyvamp
(1 review)
On May 10, 2009, nyvamp Galveston, TX wrote:

Eldon is the best vendor period. I have never been more impressed anyone. Personable, professional, knowledgeable. Unfortunately my experience dealing with exotic growers has been less than pleasant. Eldon is the exception and I will purchase exclusively from them from now on. Their follow-up is exceptional, their stock is beyond compare. I found them through Dave's Garden and thank them for having a great grower.

Positive HoosierGreen
(2 reviews)
On Dec 21, 2008, HoosierGreen Danville, IN wrote:

I just this week received my first order from Eldon Access. I am extremely pleased and impressed. I called on Monday (to pay with credit card). We discussed the nasty weather forecast for my area, and she shipped the plant to arrive exactly on the one warm day the same week. On top of that, she shipped a larger plant than what was ordered, at no extra charge, and a with reasonable shipping charge. Delightful person to talk to, with great email confirmations. I'm calling in my second and larger order next week! I wish that all mail-order places were this well-organized, dedicated, and knowledgeable.

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