How to Order Flasks
Do Not Pay When Ordering: When you check out, select the "Orchid & Flask Orders" option. Once your order is ready to ship, I will contact you and also send you a request for payment through PayPal. In PayPal you will be able to by with a credit card or a PayPal balance. You do not need a PayPal account to do this. If you want to send a check, that is fine too. Shipping charges will be computed at the time of shipping.
Flasks Are Like Tomatoes: If you have ever grown a tomato a plant, you will know that regardless of what you want, they grow and ripen on their own schedule, they don't all ripen at one time, and once ripe they don't last that long. Flasks are very much like tomatoes. One of the first things a customer may want to know is "When will my flasks be shipped?" I can't always answer that question with precision. While I have a wide variety of crosses, I generally don't produce any in large amounts at any one time. For some crosses there just isn't a lot of seed and for most I will try to spread the production over a period of time so they aren't all ready at one time. While I can't promise you immediate availability, I can offer you lots of desirable and hard to find orchid species and some very interesting hybrids.
How to use the website: On any of the "List" pages (Species Flask List, Hybrid Flask List) if the item number (shown to the left of the name) is an active link (blue text) you can click on the link and it will take you to the page for that item. There you will find information about the seedlings, images of the parents, and a way for you to place an order or request notification when they are available to order.
Commit to Buy: I am listing crosses that are ready now or that I expect will be ready in the next few months. You will not be charged at the time of ordering but only when it is ready to ship. In some cases, the flask may be available immediately, some may need time to mature in flask and some may need to be moved up from intermediate stages. When you commit to buy you will be put in line for the next flask available and are guaranteed the price in effect at the time of the order. If the event the price changes before your flask is shipped you will be charged the price in effect when you ordered if that is lower than the current price and if the price goes down you will be charged the lower price. I will contact you when your flask is ready for shipping. You do not need to fill out credit card information, just select the "Orchid & Flask Orders" option in the shopping cart. Shipping charges will be computed at the time of shipping.
Notifications: For crosses that are not far enough along for me to comfortably be taking orders you can ask to be notified when I am ready to accept orders. Just click on the "Notification" button. You are not committed to buy the flask when one is available if you no longer are interested. Requesting notification will put you on the waiting list when they do become avaialble.
International orders: I have the state and federal permits to obtain the phytosanitary certificates necessary to ship flasks legally. In most cases, I will need your import permit from your government (if required by your government) to be able to apply for paperwork on my end.
For shipments outside of the US the minimum order is $200 not including shipping and paperwork. In most cases, plants will need to shipped in flask to comply with regulations. Because there is a fair amount of time required to obtain a phytosanitary certificate the price depends on the size of the order.
Orders from $200 to $449 Phytosanitary is $100
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