International Retail Sales:
Retail sales are subject to the minimum order of $500 but are distinguished from wholesale sales in that we are catering to individual collectors and offer a far wider range of cultivars and can even graft on demand. Typically retails orders will consist of only 1-3 plants of each cultivar. Large or extra large plants are also available for many cultivars.
ADENIUM COLLECTIONS:One of the best ways for a serious hobbyist to get a great collection is to buy one of our Adenium Collections. We offer many rare cultivars as part of these collections. Please contact me for further details and we can work out a package for you.
Local Sales: Wholesale
We are a wholesale operation with a focus on export trade. Retail buyers in Mumbai, Pune and Kolhapur can contact us for addresses of nurseries that sell our Adeniums. In other locations we can ship plants to you: see section on LOCAL RETAIL SALES
Visiting Tropica Nursery:
We are located about 75 km from Mumbai. Unfortunately, at this time we are not set up to entertain retail buyers, though we are trying to do so in the near future. Wholesale buyers are welcome but must contact us at the office to fix up an appointment. Anyone arriving at the nursery without an appointment WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN. We have had to implement this policy for various reasons and employees have lost their job for letting in unauthorized visitors so it is very unlikely that anyone will let you in without an appointment. Please fix a visit and we will fax you a map to make it easier to find the nursery.
Minimum Order: We are strictly a wholesale operation and orders are subject to a minimum wholesale value of Rs.25000/-. Plant availability varies from time to time so please contact us by phone, email or fax for details. We so not sell seeds within India.
Packing: For local and nearby sales, plants are sleeved in a soft plastic mesh and transported in plastic trays.
Shipping In Pot:For long distance shipping in India we have developed an excellent packing system for shipping the plant as is in its pot. Plants arrive fresh and without damage. We strongly recommend shipping in the pot even though it adds to freight costs. We have shipped plants to Delhi in summer and to Bangalore with very good results and plants are ready to sell almost immediately. We use recycled but strong boxes and specially slit newspaper to pack plants. This is a costly way of packing and a charge of 10% of product value will be levied. For orders more than Rs.50,000/- at a time we provide FREE packing.
Shipping Bare Root: We do not recommend this method of shipping though Adeniums can certainly take it. Bare root plants can take a long time to recover and will depend on your media and growing conditions to do well. Unless you are an experienced grower you will not get optimum results. Bare root packing is provided free of charge on local wholesale sales.
There are several options to transport plants. In all cases please contact us and we will work out the best solution based on your order size, location etc. All our prices are before transportation, FOR Mumbai.
There is no sales tax on plants in India, to the best of my knowledge but some municipalities may levy octroi. Also, out of Maharashtra sales may need special documentation (way bills etc) so check first- we ship at your risk and only after written confirmation about documents required.
Air Freight: If you are near an airport this is a good option. Cost per plant is usually between Rs.5 and 10 and worth it for the speed of transportation (live plants are sent express on the next available flight and have no cooling period).
For smaller quantities this may often be a better though costlier option. It has the big advantage of getting material to your door step.
Courier: This is the costliest option but quick and safe. We are working with several courier services to be able to offer special, lower cost service for our products.
Lorry: This is the most economical method of transport and is suitable for most locations in the country. However, time taken is often too long, especially for long destinations and so not recommended.
Tourist Bus:For destinations served by direct bus routes this is often viable, especially if you know the operator.
Full Tempo/ Lorry: This is the best option if the quantum is large enough.
All our sales are prepaid- there are several options to make payments. Please ensure that you have a pro-forma invoice from us for the full amount including tax, packing and transportation costs as well as applicable discounts before making the payment.
- By Demand Draft: please make this Cross Order, payable in Mumbai to Horticultural Supplies Co.
- By Cheque: we DO NOT accept outstation cheques unless they are from an "Payable at All Branches" HDFC account.
- By Cash: we accept cash sent to our office or farm with the person collecting the plants or through any contact in Mumbai. A cash memo will be issued for cash sales.
Local Sales: Retail
We supply Adenium plants to several nurseries in Mumbai, Pune and Kolhapur. In these cities you have to buy plants from these nurseries.
For the rest of India, we are offering retail Mail Order Sales: the minimum order is 10 plants of Adenium. If you are interested please contact us for availability, price and other information at firstname.lastname@example.org.