The Borneo Exotics Newsroom
July 14 2011
New Distributor in the USA
Josh at Predatroy Plants has been stocking our produce for some time now and carries an excellent range of both species and many of the new hybrids.
New Distributor in the USA
PetFlyTrap has been stocking our produce for a number of years and currently offers stocks an excellent range of both species and the new hybrids.
New Distributor in Czech Republic
Mr. Kamil Pasek has been a customer of Borneo Exotics for many years and adding details of Best Carnivorous Plants to our list of distributors is well overdue. Check out his exciting website!
Best Carnivorous Plants
Reduction of Minimum Order Value!
We have just reduced our minimum order value for our wholesale customers from $1,200 to $800 making it easier to place smaller top-up orders.
New Distributor in Thailand
Mr Arnont Gowitwarangkul
It is with pleasure that we announce Mr. Arnont Gowitwarangkul as our first Distributor for Thailand.
New Distributor in Malaysia
Mr Mohd Fauzi Abu Bakar
Fauzi is a leading exponent of Nepenthes in Malaysia and has been importing, growing and distributing Borneo Exotics’ produce for several years. We are delighted to list him formally as the latest addition to our rapidly expanding network of fine Distributors.
New Distributor in France
Karnivores.com - Mr. Alain Kern
Mr. Kern has been ordering Nepenthes from Borneo Exotics for several years and it is with pleasure that we list his company as a distributor in France. Their website is very well organized and interesting to browse around. Take a look!
New Distributor in Germany
Gartenbau - Thomas Carow
Thomas Carow is one of the best known and respected names in carnivorous plants and has been running a professional company distributing carnivorous plants throughout Europe for very many years. Thomas supplies collectors as well as the mass market through Garden Centers. You can access his pricelist directly from www.falle.de/versandpreisliste.pdf
| Uempfigstrasse 5, 97720 Nuedlingen, Germany
+ 49 971 98300
||+ 49 971 98302
New Distributors in France and Singapore
Districarnivores - Fabrice Buxerolles
We're delighted to welcome our first Distributor for France! Fabrice has been importing from Borneo Exotics for some time and is an experienced and respected grower.
68 rue d'Ottmarsheim, 68170 Rixheim, France
Mrs Cindy Ng
We're delighted to welcome our first Distributor for Singapore! Cindy's an experience grower and a leading light amongst the thriving Nepenthes community in Singapore. If you contact her directly she'll put you in touch with forums in Singapore and other like-minded growers.
BE at the first Singapore Garden Festival 2006
From 16-25 Dec 2006 we exhibited in collaboration with the Singapore Government at the first ever Singapore Garden Festival. The Festival was a huge sucess, drawing around 200,000 visitors. Our little exhibit formed part of the Governments National Parks display. The next Festival will be in 2008 and we hope to play a much larger role then. Click the photo above or here to go to a gallery of photos of the exhibit. We shall shortly be announcing details of our new Distributor in Singapore!
New Distributors in Indonesia and USA
We're delighted to welcome our first Distributor for Indonesia! Suska Nursery KP. was recently featured in the Indonesian Magazine' Trubus'.
KP. Ciderum RT002/09 No. 186. Desa Ciderum, Caringin - Bogor 16720, Indonesia
0815 10 96 7774 (Suska)
(0251) 244 718
We warmly welcome Hortus Botanicus. An accomplished horticuturist, Robert Goleman in the USA has been importing from us for some time and currently stocks a wide range of our produce.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2006
We are thrilled to have won our first Gold Medal at Chelsea this year. Two other carnivorous plant exhibitors based in UK have won many Chelsea Golds with fabulous displays of mainly Sarracenia, but we believe it's unique using bare-rooted plants carried half way around the world as check in baggage and it has never been done before with a display of Nepenthes. The display took 9 days to set up. A lot more thought went into the artistic layout this time around. Diana spent months with papier-mâché and wire models, in order to work out what goes where, so we knew exactly how each plant should be placed as they came out of the boxes. To see photos, please go to the to the gallery of photos of the exhibit here.
EEE Prague in September 2005
Diana and Rob will be travelling to Prague to attend the EEE 2005 where the entire range of Borneo Exotics' plants will be available. Supply of most items will be very limited so it will be first-come-first-served basis or you can reserve plants in advance from the EEE Pricelist. If you wish you can make your reservation by completing and e-mailing this Retail Order Form. We require payment for advance reservations by credit card ¨C VISA or MASTERCARD only please.
Sizes other than those shown on the EEE Pricelist may be available upon request - please enquire.
It will not be possible for us to mail out any plants from the EEE and all items must be collected in person.
We look forward to what is always a fun gathering of enthusiasts! More information is available from the EEE 2005 website at
Borneo Exotics awarded the Silver-Gilt medal for the outstanding display of Nepenthes at the Chelsea Flower Show 2005.
We’re back from our first Chelsea proudly clutching our medal. It wasn’t Gold this time unfortunately but Silver Gilt which is next best. The best news is that the judges had no criticisms of the Nepenthes, the problem as they saw it apparently lay with the backing plants and aspects of the general layout which we can try to improve upon next time around.
Still, a Chelsea Medal is a Chelsea Medal and 6 minutes of prime-time coverage on the BBC was wonderful!
Many thanks to all who helped us, starting with Alistair and Jenny Pearce of South West Carnivorous Plants who gave up their place at this years Chelsea Flower Show to help us stage the exhibit. Also a big thank you to staff of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and volunteers from the British Carnivorous Plant Society who helped us stand there and educate the public about Nepenthes for 13 hours per day! Last but not least, our indefatigable staff who spent very many hours carefully packing the plants which all survived the journey, and Sri Lankan Airlines who turned a blind eye to the fact that our check in baggage totalled 60 large boxes and occupied 4.5 cubic metres!
Next year? We’ll be there again if the RHS decide to invite us back.
Watch this space.
New DVD on Borneo Exotics courtesy of Irmgard & Siegfried Hartmeyer from ¡®Hunting Veggies'.
In December 2004, we hosted two well known carnivorous plant enthusiasts, Irmgard & Siegfried Hartmeyer, who made a very interesting documentary on Borneo Exotics, here at our facilities.
We've just been informed that they have finished editing the DVD, spending more than 250 hours on it and that it will be ready for sale by end April. This is really good news for us, as this DVD will help promote greater awareness about Nepenthes. Siggy, along with his wife Irmgard, have produced many documentaries such as ¡®A Hunting Veggies Cocktail' and also the video on the International Carnivorous Plant Conference, held in Tokyo a few years back.
We have just seen a pre-release version of the DVD and must say it looks good! We are happy and pleased that we could be a part of the latest project of Hunting Veggies.
For more information about this DVD and how to purchase it, please visit the official website of Hunting Veggies at: www.hartmeyer.de/homepageGB.htm.
New Unexpected Award from the RHS!
We've just received a letter from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) informing us that they have decided to present us with a special annual award ¡®Best Exhibitor New to the London Flower Shows', for our display of Nepenthes at the Great Autumn Show in London, in September 2004 (see earlier feature with photos and RHS web page at www.rhs.org.uk/events/londonshows/londonseptember2004.asp).We are both amazed and thrilled to be awarded something so prestigious at our first attempt at any flower show. A lot of hard work has paid off and we thank Alistair and Jenny Pearce of South West Carnivorous Plants , without whose help it just wouldn't have been possible to create such an exhibit.
The awards ceremony will be held at the Lawrence Hall, Westminster , London , on 15 th March at 10.30 am. Rob or Diana or both will be in attendance, so if anyone would like to have a beer or two with us afterwards we'd be pleased to see them!
Chelsea Flower Show 2005
We're delighted to be informed by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) that our entry has been accepted to the 2005 Chelsea Flower Show in London England to be held between ¡. and ¡ of May 2005. Chelsea is probably the most prestigious flower show in the world and certainly one of the largest, attracting around 500,000 visitors over 6 days. We are very lucky to have been accepted into Chelsea upon our first application, especially as we have only ever entered an RHS show on one occasion, which was the Great Autumn Show in London in September 2004 (see earlier feature with photos and RHS web page at www.rhs.org.uk/events/londonshows/londonseptember2004.asp ). Guess we must have made an impression on the judges!
We hope to see some of you there! You can see more details about the Chelsea Flower Show on their website at www.rhs.org.uk/events/chelsea2005.asp .
Captive Exotics - Australia
Borneo Exotics is pleased to announce the we have yet another distributor of our wonderful plants, in Australia. Captive Exotics stock a range of both highland and lowland species from us, and will be expanding its range in the future.
Species not currently stocked can be imported if requested by customers. The Captive Exotics website is www.captiveexotics.com/nursery.htm. They can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve just been informed by the RHS that our display at the Great Autumn Show has been nominated for consideration for three additional annual awards, namely:
• The RHS Award for best new exhibitor to the London Flower Shows.
• The Williams Memorial Medal for a group of plants of one genus which show excellence in cultivation, staged at one of the Society's Shows during the year
• The Anthony Huxley Trophy awarded to the best group exhibit of plants normally grown for decorative effect in a protected environment at a show judged by Floral C Committee during the year.
The annual awards are announced in the New Year. Of course we may not win any of them but it’s nice to know we’ve been nominated anyway!
The Royal Horticultural Society Exhibition in London
Borneo Exotics is pleased to be a part of this years RHS exhibition, scheduled for the 14th and 15th of September this year.
Although there will not be any for sale, you will be able to see fabulous examples of many of the high quality plants we sell worldwide. The RHS have already acknowledged our participation with a nice write up about us on their web site. Click here to read this.
This is just the beginning for us as we are ever expanding and plan on taking part in many more such shows and exhibitions in the coming years.
We hope to see many of our European customers there at the show. We look forward to meeting you all there!
We are pleased to announce that Dr.
Agustin Franco has been made the first Australian distributor for
Borneo Exotics. Agustin has recently imported plants from us and they
are due to be release from quarantine shortly. He may be contacted
via email at email@example.com.
His new website address is www.pitcherplantfever.com.
ICPS Exhibition in Lyon
We'll be there with lots of rare and high quality
plants for sale. Reservations are now being accepted. See our Spotlight
for more details.
Launch of our new website!
Borneo Exotics is proud to launch our brand new website,
introducing unique features, created entirely in-house, using
the latest in web development technology.
Our webmaster and overall Master-In-Charge of web
development, sales and exports is Leon Perera.
New US Distributor
Our latest distributor in the United State is Califonia
Carnivores. They have recetnly purchased several species of Nepenthes
from our nurseries. You can find them at www.californiacarnivores.com
or email direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of Dec 12th 2003, John de Kanel no longer represents
Borneo Exotics (Pvt) Ltd. This will actually have little effect on
most of our U.S. customers since John’s primary function as
U.S. Representative was to sort out problems with importation and
liaise with the customer to arrange replacement of plants that arrive
in damaged or otherwise unsatisfactory condition. Several years of
experience and hundreds of shipments later we have hardly ever had
a shipment seriously delayed for any reason and have had to replace
very few damaged plants in that time.
Another function of our US Representative was to
assist with billing of US customers, since being based in Sri Lanka
we found it difficult to obtain an internet gateway for credit card
billing at reasonable cost. That problem is about to be solved and
we will soon be able to bill credit cards. In fact, we have discovered
that we can even process checks drawn on US bank accounts that are
sent to us in the mail.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank John for his years
of assistance and wish him well with his other business ventures.