It is a rare opportunity to know that one can still buy something out of One Peso (Php 1.00). This was proven at the Piso Day Sale and Great Discount Sale at the Arid and Aroid’s farm in San Rafael, Bulacan province.
Arid and Aroids farm entrance
One Peso Sale
portion of the farm
A last minute decision made past 9:00 pm on April 30 while chatting with an online friend who will be visiting the farm. I manage to wake -up by 3:30 am and left our home by 4:00am.
long lines of buyers
It was early dawn when people began to arrive at the Arid and Aroids farm located in San Rafael in Bulacan province.
Hundreds of people have flocked from different areas and provinces to buy rare and hard to find plants and cacti. Some arrived before 5:00 am.
dykia hybrids for sale
buyers at plant area ( photo courtesy of Mr. Marlon Valdellon)
There are several buyers which went to the Php 1.00 , Php 2.00 and Php 3.00 area. Most of the plants were sold out even before noontime !
all smiles from Mr. Joshoua Banzuela ( photo courtesy of Mr. Marlon Valdellon)
different types of grafted cacti for sale
We were able to arrive around past 8:00 am and registered at the booth. We were given a haworthia cutting upon registration and some stubs which can be use to purchase some 1 and 2 PESO worth of potted plants like cacti, aglaonema, episcia, rhipsalis, sansevierra, tillandsias, adenium and among others.
I cannot help but to splurge in buying episcias, rhipsalis, aglaonema and cacti for token gifts (pasalubong) to some of our neighbors. They would give us some of their vegetables produce and would lend their 7 feet ladder whenever we needed them.
Some of the much rarer plant varieties like variegated cacti, succulents and foliage plants were sold between 30 to 70% discount.
Just like any event, there were on the spot raffles, short talk on cacti grafting, chit-chat with fellow plant lovers and pocket meetings.
The generous host also fed all the visitors with pancit, banana cue, sandwich for mid-day snack. While they also prepared a lunch which consisted of mix vegetables, pork and beef barbecue, lumpiang shanghai and softdrinks.
blooming aloe hybrid
Plant enthusiasts from Taytay, Cainta, San Mateo in Rizal province even brought some foods and juice which they shared with participants.
( Photo courtesy of Mr. Timothy Laurie Ang -The Haworthia Guys)
There were several plant and cacti groups from Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and even from Laguna and Quezon provinces.
Another hot item for sale was the A&A magic drops . This is a type of hormone can induce growth for cacti, succulents and other plants.
lucky visitor winning a variegated sanseviera
Those who does not have time to visit the farm got hooked over the FB page of the farm, since online discount selling happened several times a day.
Everyone was happy and glad to have went to the big sale. For those who were not able to come at the great big sale, There will be another round of PISO Sale and Great Discount Sale at their Silang farm sometime September 2019.
Try to save money, time and save the date for the great big sale and PISO sale.