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Old 08-05-2020, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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So ive wanted an AEAE for a while.. found one on ETSY, from a fellow in indonesia.. needless to say importing a plant has its risks.. but the seller has been very good through the process, so hoping the plant makes the journey ok.. he sent me a pic of my plant today, and informed me that the phytocert was complete and they would be packing for shipment today. I ordered over a month ago, and just got the the phyto yesterday! Im concerned about additional delays due to the virus, but gonna try anyhow.
Any tips on what my best action will be once the plant arrives? Obviously it depends on condition, but i'm planning on growing it in a pot this year, and in the ground next year.
Here is a photo he sent me of my plant before packing.
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Old 08-05-2020, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats on the Ae Ae! Hope it arrives safe! I don't have any tips though
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Thanks BBJ.. I hope it makes it too.. at least give ME a chance to kill it.. dont let the shipping do it for me!
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It will most likely take a while to recover when you finally get it.
Congrats! Can't wait to see it
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wish I would of known... I have several vigorous, stable variegated Ae Ae pups available for sale.

PM me any questions when it arrives and I’ll gladly give you some tips.

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So ive wanted an AEAE for a while.. found one on ETSY, from a fellow in indonesia.. needless to say importing a plant has its risks.. but the seller has been very good through the process, so hoping the plant makes the journey ok.. he sent me a pic of my plant today, and informed me that the phytocert was complete and they would be packing for shipment today. I ordered over a month ago, and just got the the phyto yesterday! Im concerned about additional delays due to the virus, but gonna try anyhow.
Any tips on what my best action will be once the plant arrives? Obviously it depends on condition, but i'm planning on growing it in a pot this year, and in the ground next year.
Here is a photo he sent me of my plant before packing.
Check out Hmelendez on Flickr...and on the forum.
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wish I would of known... I have several vigorous, stable variegated Ae Ae pups available for sale.

PM me any questions when it arrives and Iíll gladly give you some tips.

Good luck!
Thank you Greenie! Wish i would have known as well! Ill definitely take any help once it arrives! Thanks!
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Hey Mike! Will do.. i think i remember you telling me about him when we spoke on the phone! BTW the Bordelon IS a beast! Its on its 3rd new leaf since arriving.. the dwarf red is working on a new cigar, but a bit slower.. Want to make sure you received my check?
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Congrats and goodluck!

If yours ports in FL like mine did from Thailand, I think you will have much much better luck, given your location

It's that extra 6 days it took in transit once out of customs I think that did mine in. The entire trip for mine took two weeks. X_x
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Hey Mike! Will do.. i think i remember you telling me about him when we spoke on the phone! BTW the Bordelon IS a beast! Its on its 3rd new leaf since arriving.. the dwarf red is working on a new cigar, but a bit slower.. Want to make sure you received my check?
Glad the plants are doing great in their new home.

Once the red sets new roots .....its gone...
It is probably working on a pup or two.

Grow them like you stole them!

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Congrats and goodluck!

If yours ports in FL like mine did from Thailand, I think you will have much much better luck, given your location

It's that extra 6 days it took in transit once out of customs I think that did mine in. The entire trip for mine took two weeks. X_x
Yea, so sorry for what happened with yours.. im afraid its a definite possibility, as even domestic postal service has been backed up something terrible.
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Yea, so sorry for what happened with yours.. im afraid its a definite possibility, as even domestic postal service has been backed up something terrible.
Yep. I knew the risks. I just underestimated HOW backed up things were on this end, and optimistically thought EMS shipping would have evaded those hang ups.

More than anything, I think I cringe at paying that very high shipping price($68!) and the photodocs(35$) just for it to have been useless in the end.

Live and learn(and sulk in a corner in between)
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UPDATE... Its been a long process!! The plant is stateside and getting close! Wish us luck!

Aug 15, 2020 1:27pm ATLANTA, GA - USA, United States Departed Facility in ATLANTA - USA


Aug 15, 2020 12:33pm ATLANTA, GA - USA, United States Processed at ATLANTA - USA


Aug 15, 2020 9:14am ATLANTA, GA - USA, United States Arrived at Sort Facility ATLANTA - USA


Aug 15, 2020 7:55am CINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA, United States Departed Facility in CINCINNATI HUB - USA


Aug 14, 2020 10:16pm CINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA, United States Clearance processing complete at CINCINNATI HUB - USA


Aug 14, 2020 10:12pm CINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA, United States Processed at CINCINNATI HUB - USA


Aug 14, 2020 3:53am CINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA, United States Customs status updated


Aug 14, 2020 11:43am HONG KONG - HONG KONG SAR, CHINA Departed Facility in HONG KONG - HONG KONG SAR, CHINA


Aug 14, 2020 2:21am HONG KONG - HONG KONG SAR, CHINA Clearance processing complete at HONG KONG - HONG KONG SAR, CHINA


Aug 14, 2020 2:21am HONG KONG - HONG KONG SAR, CHINA Processed at HONG KONG - HONG KONG SAR, CHINA


Aug 14, 2020 1:51am HONG KONG - HONG KONG SAR, CHINA Arrived at Sort Facility HONG KONG - HONG KONG SAR, CHINA


Aug 13, 2020 11:33pm HONG KONG - HONG KONG SAR, CHINA Customs status updated


Aug 13, 2020 12:47pm JAKARTA - INDONESIA, Indonesia Processed at JAKARTA - INDONESIA


Aug 13, 2020 9:42am JAKARTA - INDONESIA, Indonesia Departed Facility in JAKARTA - INDONESIA


Aug 12, 2020 10:05pm JAKARTA - INDONESIA, Indonesia Arrived at Sort Facility JAKARTA - INDONESIA


Aug 12, 2020 9:10pm JAKARTA - INDONESIA, Indonesia Departed Facility in JAKARTA - INDONESIA


Aug 12, 2020 9:00pm JAKARTA - INDONESIA, Indonesia Processed at JAKARTA - INDONESIA


Aug 12, 2020 9:19am CINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA, United States Customs status updated


Aug 12, 2020 5:39pm JAKARTA - INDONESIA, Indonesia Shipment picked up


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Woohoo! Glad to see it moving along at a good pace !

Yet it ported in CINCINNATI OHIO? lol . I used to order stuff from overseas all the time, that's a new one. Guess it wanted to say hello to our Cincinnana
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Cvg ....not the place to try to pull the wool over the feds eyes..
Planes are doing contraband dumps all the time ..... over my area.


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UPDATE! It made it!!



So I came back from fishing offshore sunday night, and there was my plant on my doorstep! All the way from Indonesia and made it here in 5 DAYS!!!
So what would yall suggest i do to get this plant acclimated and growing. I currently have it in a 20" pot, in cactus potting mix. I think im gonna grow it in a pot this year, and get it in the ground next feb or so..
I know i dont want to overwater it, but i did give it a good drink last night.. it currently is sitting under my large tangerine tree in dappled sun. Thoughts?
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Good luck. Keep us posted.

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Looks like cincinnana took the leaves
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Looking nice awesome and GREEN, hurray
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