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post #70 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2012, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by gordonrichards View Post
None are being commercially cultivated. In about a year everyone that currently has them should be able to sell splits in the forums. After 4-5 years they will be more common.

I currently have 10 Bucephalandra plants in my tank,and man do they grow painfully slow... About the same rate as anubias, depending on the species.

I contacted the author of this blog, who has traveled Borneo extensively photographing Buce. species. According to him, there are plenty of Buce. plants to go around, and the currently demand should not drive the species to extinction from its habitat. I know that the Japanese and some Hong Kongers are hard at work trying to cultivate these, I hope you are right in that they will be more common in the next few years. Because these plants are absolutely BEAUTIFUL.
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