-Stanley- wrote: ↑Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:35 pm
Is Crazy Craig's Carivorous Plants a good place to buy CPs from?
A simple question with a convoluted answer.
He's a good guy, you're going to get a specimen of what you order. But I don't think I've ever seen him list "exact plant pictured". More often than not, that specimen will be small, but numerous. Ordering from him assumes above beginner level experience in order to not only properly plant them, but find them as well. The last time I ordered from him I received north of 20 plants, but most were only millimeters wide, some only a couple of mm. It took a minute before I was confident that I found them all. Planting them was an adventure.
Others have mentioned the names, and the questions about those, so I won't go into that further except to say that he puts his own prefix on a lot of plants. I have a CCCP "Trigger Happy" from him that he admitted to have gotten from someone who got it from FTS. He just conveniently failed to put FTS instead of CCCP.
Last, if you see something you like, at a price you like, get it. Someone was looking for the above mentioned "Trigger Happy", and it was found as available from CCCP. A few of us ordered at the same time, taking over half his available plants at (I think) $20 per pot. Over the next couple of days, as word got around to other forums, his supply was almost tapped out. He decanted more and, a few days later, they were listed again for $100 per pot.
He has good plants, but the labels are questionable.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that I make bad decisions.