It’s small scale, but it’s worth it. I’m selling a few fresh leaf cuttings from my variegated monsteras. And there are two rooted plants too.
Basically. These plants are expensive. There are no two ways about it. If you’d like to read up on why, you can check out this previous blog I wrote over here. Usually, these plants are auctioned off, but apart from really hating the process I also think it inflates the prices to even crazier prices. So the prices attached to these cuttings are based on: current market prices, the price I paid for the plant and a host of cosmetic factors in every individual cutting. The cuttings & plants for sale will range between R550-R2000.
The benefit of cuttings to this is that they are a lot cheaper than a rooted plant (you can double or triple each price to see what you would be expected to pay for a rooted plant); the disadvantage is that you need to grow this into a rooted plant yourself. I don’t think it’s that hard to do and have done it many times. And I’ll give you personal guidance when you’ve made your purchase. However, if you’re new to plants and/or don’t often spend this kind of money, it’s not advised that you should rather buy a rooted plant.
Shipping will cost R120. We will take the upmost care and use the best quality services to get your cutting to you safely. There will be an option for pick up, where you don’t have to pay shipping. Take note, pick up is in Hout Bay, Cape Town and will only be allowed on appointment.
Factors to take into account:
Often the prices of the plants are determined by what they can give you/ i.e its potential. The following morphological and cosmetic factors will either raise or lower the price of a cutting.
- Percentage of leaf variegation: the best amount of variegation on a plant is anything higher than 40% and less than 80% – enough for the leaves to produce food but enough white for the cosmetic appeal.
- The pattern of leaf variegation: The half-moon leaf variegation is usually more popular than the marbled variegation and you’re likely to pay more for it.
- Stem variegation: The more variegation on a stem is thought to be a good indicator of a higher chance of future variegated leaves. However, this is has not been scientifically proven.
- Number of nodes: The more nodes a cutting has, the more chance it has to give off roots.
- Evidence of new growth: The more new growth a plant has may indicate that the plant will be a fast grower or that it is a very healthy plant
- Size of the plant: The bigger the plant, the better. You can also cut the plant up for resell if it has more than one node- this may result in a big potential to make your money back as well as an income if you grow your plant long enough.
- Perfect heart-shaped leaves: This is for cosmetic appeal, the fewer the tears the better.
- Top cutting vs lower cutting: Cuttings from the top of plants tend to root easier than lower cuttings.
If you don’t end up with one of these because you were too late, please pop me an email ([email protected]) and ask to be put the rare plant mail list where I will make sure you’re in the know about the next drop.
All the best to you! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
SGV1: One leaf cutting, 60% sectoral variegation, 2 aerial roots, 2-3 nodes. R850
SGV2: One small leaf cutting, 40% marbled variegation, 1 aerial roots, 1-2 nodes. R650
SGV3: One leaf cutting, 40% marbled variegation, 1 aerial roots, 1-2 nodes. R800
SGV4: One leaf cutting, 40% marbled variegation, 2 aerial roots, 2 nodes. R550
SGV5: One leaf cutting, 60% sectoral and marbled variegation, 1 aerial roots, 2 nodes. R850
SGV6: One leaf cutting, 40% marbled variegation, 1 aerial root, 1 node. R650
SGV7: One leaf cutting, 70% marbled variegation, 1 aerial root, 2 nodes. R850
SGV8: Tow leafed TOP cutting, 50% marbled variegation, 1 aerial root, 2 nodes. R800