Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fond du Lac, WI
I've had them for years. One of my favorites. Just about any LFS will take them in trade. I've gotten as much as $35 for one plant.
It is rather uncommon for them to melt back, but I have seen it. Don't give up on it, as crazyfish said, they are hardy. Be sure to put a root tab under it. I seems to help them get a good start. They are heavy root feeders. Also if you put a couple drops of Iron in the water once a week, once it gets going, it will keep them nice and red. Just not to much or you end up with hair algae.