Yesterday, I bought a new plant, a Schefflera arboricola 'Moon Drop' from Exotic Angel. It is patented. I have been reading about plant patents, but I want to make sure I understand everything. I'm not looking to debate the merits of plant patents, I am just looking to see what I can do legally.
The plant has both a PP number and a number that says PVNIII. I know the PP number is the patent number, but what is the PVN number?
I know that I can't propagate this plant for 20 years, but is it 20 years after the patent was issued (2004) or the date the patent was filed (2002)?
I bought one container of this plant, but there were three plants in it. Can I put each one in its own container, or do they have to stay in one? On the flipside of that, can I take cuttings and put them in the same pot as the rest of them to make the plant more full?
I think that's it for now. Thanks!