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Tropica Plants

At 03:48 PM 9/3/1999 -0400, Bennett, William asked:
>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?

No, plants cannot be brought into the US commercially without removing all
foreign matter from the root system.  This is a very painstaking process
and not cheap.   Usually, the end user does this and does not charge
himself, so the cost is hidden.   But if the importer must do it prior to
clearing customs, it is very costly.   The plants would cost many tens of
dollars each.
Dave Gomberg, San Francisco            mailto:gomberg at wcf_com
For low cost CO2 systems that work:  http://www.wcf.com/co2iron 
Tropica MasterGrow in the USA:      http://www.wcf.com/tropica