Sometimes you buy some seeds on the internet and they list the item as, say, "Sundew Long Leaves Red Bonsai Clip Seeds", you order them and plant them, wait for months and find out they sent you Baby's Tear (BT) (Or baby's breath) seeds. This is a common CP scam, because CP seeds are usually similar to BT seeds. The scam list below is for scams on AliExpress.
Main Scam Seller Sites (Slammers)
-AliExpress (Mainly for CP and exotic flowers)
-eBay (Be careful on this foreign land of shops and hallucinations, you may not be able to tell reality from photoshop)
-"Catch Cordyceps" This seems like an innocent messy translation but what sellers don't show you is the back, it says Gypsophila Elegans, which is, well, BT
-"Blue Sundews" The peat is purple. THE PEAT IS PURPLE!! Even I can do a better job at PhotoShop than that (Not making the peat purple)
-Light Purple Nepenthes Albomarginata
-Read the name lol
Common Scam Item Names
If you see any of these in a CP Seed's item name don't buy it.
"Bonsai" - No, CP are not Bonsai
"Catch Cordyceps" - Probably for "The Last Of Us" fans
"Clip" - Errrr
"Giant" - Just a name
"Rare" - CPs are not exactly "Rare"
"Balcony" - Ok...
"Enchantress" - Don't eat CPs, kids
"Slurperon" - Wut
"Mix" - Every CP is different and needs different care so no hobbyist would mix seeds (Except from the same genus)
How to avoid getting pwn'd by Scamm3rs
-Don't buy from AliExpress
-Don't buy Chinese stuff
-Don't buy colorful stuff
-Don't buy stuff with unmatching pictures (Exaggerated)
-If you can find the picture of the item on Wikipedia or the CP Photo finder don't buy it
-Only buy live plants, they're easier anyway
How To Deal With Them
How to deal with scammers:
-Post negative feedback on the scammer
-Attempt to contact them and say that the item you received wasn't as described and ask why
-Plant the scam seeds anyway to see what you get
I bought them. What do I do with the seeds?
Just plant them. Even though these are fake CPs, they are not fake plants. Here's a list of common CP substitute seeds:
-Baby's Tears (Nice "Vining bush")
-Baby's Breath (Nice flowers!)
-Dragon Fruit (Yummy!)
-Other Plants (Imagine it as a "suprise packet")
Just type in "Carnivorous Plant" on AliExpress or search "Catch Cordyceps" on Google
Hope you don't get scammed,
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