I want to share with everyone that this is an outstanding source of orchids, bromeliads and other plants (especially Marantacaea) in Brasil. I have ordered occasionally since 1980. Most recently, I have made annual orders for the past 5 years. The plants are uniformly excellent. Yes, you need an import permit from the USDA. That isn't difficult to get and it's free. The shipping time has been reduced in recent years to only 8 days or less. Mr. Alvim Seidel, recently passed away. His son, Donato, has been managing the business for years. There isn't a loss of continuity.

Try it, you'll like it! --Stitz--
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