Dematerialize wrote:It worries me he's trying to sell plants and yet he is unaware that a capensis(a capensis of all plants!) doesn't need dormancy and that it cannot be forced into dormancy by dumping it in a fridge.
Well i mean he is on the younger side...give him a break guys I made a trade with him for a very small nepenthes (Like 1-2 inches across), and he generously sent me a D. Capensis, U. Subulata and U. Livida. Still haven't gotten them but we'll see what state they're in i guess.
Red flags everywhere.
To be honest, i'm surprised at how he's already managing to sell stuff like this at such a young age! I mean like this is the first time i've ever traded with somebody and he got me to do it haha
I agree that everyone should cut him some slack, but I feel like when it comes to buying and trading, what matters is the experience of the seller. For those who don't know Charlie, he is a memeber on here as well as on terraforums. I recently met him at a carnivorous plant meet in Portland, and I was surprised to find that he is still in middle school! I learned that he has been in the hobby for around three years now. Charlie organized a whole wistuba order not too long ago, and he distributed all of the plants that people ordered without any hassel, and it is because of his experience (and likely his maturity and well-wordedness for his age) that he was able to organize such a harrowing order successfully.
Carnivorouscrazy, I don't want to sound harsh here, but I would suggest that you wait and get to know people in the community really well before you start selling and trading. People want to buy plants from sellers who know the plant better than they do. For now, start asking more questions, post pictures of your plants for the community to see and comment on, and be an active and positive contributor to the forums. Before you know, you'll be buying and selling with plenty of people.