Exotic Plumeria News
It has recently come to our attention that not only are there foreign websites and e-bay stores showing manipulated images of plumeia,
but now there appears to be one right here in our own back yard. I will not mention names but I did check with the better business Bureau and there are many many claims against this (supposed) company. Outlandish claims on a process to manipulate color in plumeria flowers. All the manipulation took place in photo-shop or similar programs.
Caveat de emptor “BUYER BEWARE”
SEFFNER, Fla. (FOX 13) – In the heart of Seffner, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to furthest U.S. state from Florida: Hawaii.
Typically, plumerias are quickly associated with the Hawaiian islands, but the owner of Exotic Plumeria says they can survive in the Sunshine State. Alan Bunch’s business is a vast garden where he grows them, sells them, and educates the public about them. Plus, he can help create those popular leis.
The two very rare plumeria are now available for a limited time. Very unusual coloration and flower characteristics in the world of plumeria.
We are now making the confetti seedpods available due to high demand. Also to insure our customers get the real thing. We have been made aware that someone had been offering them on E-Bay that has no actual access to plumeria trees. A likely scam.
We have noticed there to be an increasing number of posts on the web including E-Bay where the person or business is
either totally ignorant or attempting to dupe unsuspecting customers, as is so often on the web.
A few examples are
- Passing “seedlings” off as particular varieties, which could not be further from the truth. In a number of cases even the picture shows what is obviously, to the knowledgeable eye, a seedling, and attempting to pass it of with a specific picture.
- Photoshopped images of plumeria with colors and hues manipulated, e.g. blue plumeria or incredibly bright centers. This happens most often from foreign countries from Asia.
- Low pricing with inflated shipping charges
My concern comes from wanting to keep the plumeria business as pure and ethical as possible, especially on the internet which is filled with cons and shysters. Just know who you are dealing with and protect your hard earned money,
February 2019 marks 30 years for our plumeria business. We would like to thank all of our dedicated customers over the years. Our success over the years is because of your patronage and the quality product and service we take pride in.
This also marks our 22 year with a website on the world wide web. We have been through three or four upgrades of this site, responding to technological advances. We do believe this one to be the best yet.
Be sure and checkout all of the new and re-introduced varieties for 2019.
We have just returned from harvesting plumeria cuttings from our trees in Maui. 2018 was a very good growing year. All the cuttings are very robust and healthy. Be sure and take advantage of these over-sized cuttings.
Be sure and check the 2019 New Introductions as well as a number of re-introductions. There are some real beauties.
Be sure and check out our new introductions for 2017. Some amazing flowers with some being very limited in supply.
Our new site has now been up for about 4 or 5 days. We have been receiving “rave reviews about it from you our customers. We would like to express our sincerest thank you for your kind words and your patronage of our site. Mahalo nui loa. It by its nature, will be a very “dynamic” site, so come back often to see what we have in store for you.
Also, if there are any features you would like to see just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.