Hi I am new

kuang huang latsyrc18940@yahoo.com
Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:27:24 PDT
Hi Douglas, thanks for price warning, I probably will go by seedling or seeds if 
someone has, otherwise I will buy what ever it takes. Lol, that is how bad I 
want the plant. I think I have met you one time back last year when you give 
seminar in UCI, I got the small seeling of Hipp from you and it is still doing 
ok and getting a little bigger. Hopefully I will see you soon if you have more 
lecture going. Thanks again


From: Douglas Westfall <eagle.85@verizon.net>
To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Mon, August 23, 2010 7:57:35 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Hi I am new

Note from Mary Sue:
I'm passing on this reply from Doug minus the image that cannot be included in 
posts to this list.

kuang huang,

You have to watch carefully to acquire sime if the more difficult
ones. You mentioned Paramongaia weberaueri. Not only is it difficult
to find someone who has offsets, but when you do, (depending on the
age/size of the bulb), the price will be rather high. To buy a mature
bulb (blooming size) the person MAY be asking up to $100  or more. Not
many people have it.

I had a bloom  last year. I thought that I may have some
seeds, but it "decided" not to develop.

I was fortunate enough to acquire Hippeastrum intiflorum a few years
ago and it set seeds. As they developed, I discovered that I was the
only one in the world to have extras available for trade or sale. The
country of Argentina put a "halt" on bulbs being taken from their
country, so I even had a person from Argentina asking for one.

Being fortunate enough to have these for "trade", I was able to
acquire some of the "rare" Hippeastrums in trade.

You just have to be patient and purchase one or two rare ones and try
to "multiply" them (unless you have sufficient funds to purchase the
"rare" ones).

Best of luck, and don't give up.

Doug Westfall


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