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The price seems too high for a plant that grows so slowly and may not bloom right away.  I saw one review and they bought last year and their plant hasn't bloomed yet. I guess once it starts blooming it should be beautiful but I quess I don't have that much patience.   

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Re: Roberta's TSV too pricey

I have never had any luck with plants bought on the Q.  I can see what I'm getting when buy local.  The plants are usually so small there's no way they can survive the first winter. 

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Re: Roberta's TSV too pricey

Hopefully the 50,000+ buyers listened and know the TSV is very slow growing -  I heard Rick say the trees as they are showing them are already several years old.  Definitely a well-priced TSV, but one for the patient grower. 

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Re: Roberta's TSV too pricey

We also had a bad experience with this plant and I would caution folks who do not have a green thumb to find something that is a bit easier to care for.  There are a lot of specifics on the care for this plant after it arrives and how to care for it in each season.  What surprised us the most is how much it needs to be outside (which we were not planning for).  We still have our plant with one leaf on it and hope it makes it through the winter and we will see if we can help it thrive next spring.  I have a feeling it is slowly dying and we will not be able to revive it.

 

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Re: Roberta's TSV too pricey

I was highly amused at the guy who presented with Antonella.   He repeatedly said it will grow a foot a year.   Gee,  in five years it would be 50ft tall... some houseplant.   Sounds like a bean stalk.   She kept asking him how to cut it back and he brushed her off and wouldn't answer.   I quit watching and don't if ever did address that issue. 

 

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Re: Roberta's TSV too pricey

I ordered a TSV from this company a few years ago.  Everything arrived too early to plant, but it didn't matter as all of it was dead.  This company is a rip off.  When I called CS they refunded my money ASAP.  Said they were getting the same complaints of product arriving dead.

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Re: Roberta's TSV too pricey


@Kachina624 wrote:

I was highly amused at the guy who presented with Antonella.   He repeatedly said it will grow a foot a year.   Gee,  in five years it would be 50ft tall... some houseplant.   Sounds like a bean stalk.   She kept asking him how to cut it back and he brushed her off and wouldn't answer.   I quit watching and don't if ever did address that issue. 

 



A foot a year, would be 5 feet in five years, not 50!

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Re: Roberta's TSV too pricey

i bought a red one last year and it grew a good foot while outside. I had it on my deck in full sun and it got a lot of water from rain and if it didn't rain, I watered it. When I brought it in for the winter some of the leaves turned brown and fell off (about a quarter of the leaves) I think I might have watered it to much. It is now producing a bloom. It did not bloom last summer, so I hope it will bloom this year. The base has also become soft, I hope it's not rotting.  I planted it in a pot about 12" wide but shallow. I think the pot was to big from what I heard today, so in the spring I am going to repot it in a smaller pot in hopes the base will become larger and it will bloom. I ordered a white and yellow one today. I will pot them in small pots and then repot in a bigger pot in the future.

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Re: Roberta's TSV too pricey


@grams2 wrote:

i bought a red one last year and it grew a good foot while outside. I had it on my deck in full sun and it got a lot of water from rain and if it didn't rain, I watered it. When I brought it in for the winter some of the leaves turned brown and fell off (about a quarter of the leaves) I think I might have watered it to much. It is now producing a bloom. It did not bloom last summer, so I hope it will bloom this year. The base has also become soft, I hope it's not rotting.  I planted it in a pot about 12" wide but shallow. I think the pot was to big from what I heard today, so in the spring I am going to repot it in a smaller pot in hopes the base will become larger and it will bloom. I ordered a white and yellow one today. I will pot them in small pots and then repot in a bigger pot in the future.


Finally....somewhat positive news on this plant.  I ordered one to try it out but disappointed about all the bad reviews. 

Since it's a slow growing plant, I wonder if Roberta's will replace in a year or so if it doesn't flower.  90 day guarantee for a plant that is slow growing doesn't seem fair. 

I figure I have til May to decide if I want it but was hoping it would work out. So far it seems many had problems so I'll have to decide before it's mailed out.

I was going to order a second one (ordered the first one during the midnight show) in the morning but started to read all the bad reviews. I don't have pets and will keep it away from the grandkids.....