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« on: February 08, 2013, 14:58:19 »

I life in Germany and it is hard to find some hybrids that comes from over sea.
Therefore i search some Billbergia seeds.
Please write me a mail and make me a offer, i pay all the costs and pay good for some seeds that i search.

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bye René
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 17:09:17 »

Can't one of you moderators delete this account?
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 17:56:49 »

Can't one of you moderators delete this account?

On what grounds, Nick? 

Rene, you do realize that hybrids (Billbergia or otherwise) cannot be duplicated by seed, don't you?  Also that most Billbergia hybrids do not self seed.  So what you're asking is for someone to hybridize their plants and then send you the untested seeds.  That's something a friend might be willing to do for another friend, and the best way to make friends is to contribute to the forum discussions and give people a chance to get to know you.  I doubt the offer of payment will sway many people if they don't know you, particularly if they don't have a Paypal account or some other currency exchange method.

Just my opinion.  If I'm wrong, anyone interested can send Rene a PM. 
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 05:43:18 »

Because it makes no sense for anyone to "pay good" for Billbergia hybrid seeds.
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 13:28:51 »

Because it makes no sense for anyone to "pay good" for Billbergia hybrid seeds.

Unless that person is unaware of what happens with hybrid seed as Lisa alluded to. Coulda been me asking that question years ago.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 17:47:18 »

Because it makes no sense for anyone to "pay good" for Billbergia hybrid seeds.

Perhaps not, but judging by his previous postings, I'm confident the offer is sincere. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 00:29:22 »

I can vouch for Rene.
From what I understand, broms are just not readily available in Germany, unless you want the mass produced guzmania or vriesea that are sold as temporary potted colour.
Like most brom addicts here, Rene has a real passion for these plants, especially the mini neos & billbergia.

Rene’s English is a hell of a lot better than my German, and while the phrasing may not be 100% accurate you can get the gist of it. If perfect English was a criteria for this forum I would have been ousted years ago  Grin


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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 17:53:11 »

excuse me for my bad english,

let me help to understand my topic.
i want to tell more about bromeliads in Germany.

Many people don't know what a bromeliad is (not even family and friends).
Andrew is right. The only Bromeliads are some guzmania, vriesea and tilandsia. these are a few that you can buy in the trade.
If you want Neoregelia and Billbergia you must find a grower who specializes in these types.
It gives only two bromeliad dealer in Germany and i know all of them.
The only way to become new plants is the import.
The import is expensive, risky and you need a lot of documents.
The next thing is the weather and climate. We can't grow bromleliads in the garden any time. We can stay the bromeliads on the window or you have a heated greenhouse. If you want grow the bromeliads in your home? forget it. They lost her color and they looks terrible with the time.
Bromeliads need many light to grow compact and show the best color. I go this way with large plant lights and many costs.

Maybe that's the reason why bromeliads in Germany are not so popular.
Popular are orchids, small palm trees, cactiin and Bonsai in Germany.

The German bromeliad forum is asleep and there give no new and interesting topics.

I have plants import from New Zealand and USA to Germany and it was not cheap.
Now i will go this way with seeds. It needs not documents and the shipping costs are cheap.

The only thing is it needs time to grow.
I know that i can't duplicated bromeliads by seeds.
I have get some Billbergia seeds from different hybrids. And they growing very well. And maybe it gives one or two pices that are worth to keeping from it.
The seeds i get from Australia. This two people have send it to me for a gift they wanted no money for it (that is not self-evident).

I hope some people can understand me now better.
This is my only way to get some new hybrids with low circumstances. Therefore, I would pay it good.

My favorites are the 'Domingos Martins' and 'Apocalypse' hybrids.
If someone can help, please send me a PM.

And @378: maybe it is also a reason why bromeliads in Germany not popular.
If those german bromeliad lovers accounts how me delete.
Think about it   Wink
I will not dispute and misunderstanding

cheers René
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 22:11:43 »

I empathize with Rene; I have a passion for Bromeliads and not the financial freedom to import plants and I too decided to start growing by seed.
I also do not personally know many bromeliad growers to acquire seed from but where Rene posted openly on this forum I privately sort out a grower that was prepared to take a chance on an unknown and for this I openly thank them.
In this age of rampant fraud and scams you have to be on your guard but before you dismiss the inquiry out of hand please keep in mind those of us that are just starting out on our own brom quest.
Cheers
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2013, 08:05:54 »

Rene, I was out in the garden this morning and noticed this Wittrockia gigantea 'Leopardinum' was full of ripe seed which I'm happy to post to you free. It's not a billbergia hybrid but it may be an interesting and hardy plant for you to try and grow from seed and being a species it will produce offspring that look the same as the photo below (in full flower, in the garden 6 months ago)
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 03:44:28 »

thanks for the offer Mitche. Unfortunately i have not enough space for this large bromeliads. And this is a new species and i would only stay by Mini Neoregelia and Billbergia.
but still many thanks
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