They are also tissue culturing Dragon Scale/Silver Dragon. We were at Ecuagenera a few weeks ago and they had a whole end of a table devoted to small TC Silver Dragon. In fact the Agristarts van (Agristarts is Florida's TC company) was leaving when we were pulling up. They were asking $100 each (yeah, right? NO). I just traded for this one today, its a nice well grown plant
A few of us got together here in my town and started out own Facebook group, a BST (Buy-Sell-Trade) for rare plants, not just aroids but things that are really uncommon and not seen at box stores or even local independent nurseries. We are all veterans of selling plants through the mail, and with the shipping delays that have been happening since the summer and now with colder weather coming back we decided we needed a venue to hook up everyone locally who had the same type of plants. I have made several sales but more importantly I have made several trades, which I actually prefer. I thing everyone should look into the interest where they live and do the same thing.
Yes, I noticed the price of Reginula dropping. I think too that a LOT of people are just tired of the folks who are importing plants from Asia and almost immediately reselling them for high prices. There is generally a lot of rehab involved for some of these purchases and I hate to be BLUNT but a lot of people spending big hunks of change on these plants do not really have the experience to get something that is less than healthy to survive. They all go to Youtube and look for pointers. Just silly.
There are also some unscrupulous people locally and now that all of us have discovered who they are we are just not trading or buying from them. I traded a nice Anthurium pappililaminum to a girl for a variegated Philodendron McColley;s Finale (which was an almost $400 plant if you can believe that) but at the sane time the Papi I traded would have sold at auction for between $400-600. SO the trade was pretty equal. That very sane day she listed the plant I traded her on a sale sight.
I don;t trade or buy to flip or chop up and resell, I get plants to GROW them. No one will trade or do business with this girl anymore because others have reported that her trade and sale plants are extremely tiny.