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Re: Plants from Tropica

In a message dated 9/3/1999 1:55:41 PM Mountain Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> Last time I checked the Tropica (European Plant export company) website, it
>  said that they are legally not permitted to mail their plants to me in the
>  US. Is this true for lfs as well? Can they order for me from Tropica?

It is illegal to bring any plants into the US when the roots are not 
completely clean and visible.  This is to protect against more introductions 
of critters like fire ants and Mediterranean fruitflies.  Tropica grows and 
ships everything in rockwool.  They have been trying to work out some kind of 
deal with the Feds, but to no avail.  I would think they could just bare the 
roots and send the stuff like that.

If you are the William Bennet of "Drug Czar" fame, maybe you can pull some 
strings with the Man.  Then we could all get them.

Bob Dixon