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#1 Daniel G

 
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

So, is there actually a "Triffid Albany Black Clone" Cephalotus, cos' i've just seen one for sale, and i have never heard of it...

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Dan

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 14:17 PM

Never heard of it! Where did you see it?


Googled, but did not find it, however did find someone using one of my 'Eden Black' photos without permission....

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 15:07 PM

i think this is what dan's on about.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 17:23 PM

Good old Flea-bay.
From Triffid Nurseries too! Here's what it says in the description.

"A really RARE opportunity so get your hands on a very collectable clone of the Albany Pitcher Plant - Cephalotus follicularis. The clone is called "Triffid Albany Black" and is a cutting taken from my original Mother plant which came directly from Australia to me.

The photos were taken on 1.4.2012 and the plant in the photos is the plant you are bidding on. For reference the current height of the pitchers at the moment is 3cms. The plant will be sent in the pot.

The mother plant was given to me by a Collector in Australia from where the original plant came from a few years ago. This clone already has very, very dark maroon pitchers, almost black (hence the Clone name!) which will get even blacker as the intensity of the sunlight gets greater throughout the Summer.

This plant has been grown in an unheated polytunnel at our CP Nursery. It happily tollerated a winter low of minus 7C earlier in the year.

This clone has NEVER been tissue cultured at any time and has been only ever been grown in Australia and in Suffolk, UK!!

This clone has never been offered for sale in the UK before and is not available on the Triffid Nurseries website.

There is NO Reserve on this item - Good Luck!!"

Alarm bells anyone?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 17:29 PM

The seller is Triffid Nurseries. I guess the nurseries name and the dark colouration gives the clone its name :wink:

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 17:32 PM

Nope! Nothing sounds strange to me! :sun_bespectacled: From what I've understood from the info on the ebay page, its a new clone they're trying to introduce into cultivation which hasn't been mass produced yet. :wink:

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 17:51 PM

Eh.
Will be interesting to see how much it sells for

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:06 AM

I too am interested to see what this sells for.
Daniel G. Why are "alarm bells" ringing? Please explain.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 13:27 PM

Well, just in case you were wondering, i have nothing against you, nor was i having a dig at you. :) I've seen fakes around before, and unless i've seen plants around alot before under a certain name, then i ask others if they've seen it.
I like to get information.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 15:14 PM

Hi Daniel,
Thats fair enough.
I have been growing Cephs for just over 28 years now and I can confirm that this is no "fake". Its a very real, living, very dark coloured Cephalotus clone that I have been growing for a number of years now and is a plant that I am particularly proud of.
You certainly won't have seen this particular plant around before (unless you have visited Triffid Nurseries in recent years) since I have never sold one, nor given one away before. Alot of growers guard their favourite plants with a passion!! I am no exception.
Finally, I have no wish to mislead anyone. Never have done. Never will.
Kind Regards
Andy

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:25 AM

Andy, i understand that completely. and hope i haven't offended you.
I wish you luck in your auction, and hope that you earn the money you deserve for the plant :)
Dan.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:45 AM

Hi Daniel,
No offence taken I assure you.
Thanks for your kind words.
Stay handsome!
Andy
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:16 AM

I anticipated that it would reach a good price, but that's unbelievable :shock:

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

Indeed! It is a very nice plant though.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 18:03 PM

£270.... more than i expected!
Very well done Andy! I hope to see this plant around in the future, and maybe own it one day :)

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 18:09 PM

£270.... more than i expected!
Very well done Andy! I hope to see this plant around in the future, and maybe own it one day :)


Hi all
That's a lot of money to spend on such a small plant no matter how rare it is!!
Nice plant mind you, think I'll wait a couple of decades until the price comes down lol!!!
Cheers Jim