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Rare plants

So, I feel like most of the plants we see around this forum tend to be, well, the same kinda stuff over and over.

So, since I am more or less wanting to collect whatever cool plants I can in my 75 (even though its mostly filled), I wanna know what harder to find, cool plants that we don't see very often I should look into.

I already pretty much have everything I want, so now I'm just looking for filler, and my filler can be very interesting at least :P

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Something to consider... some folks who have exotic stuff don't necessarily know how to ship it so it may likely come melted, damaged or dead.

Yes its often said that certain plants dont ship well but it can also be said that the shipper being inexperienced, or ignorant.

I agree with seeing the same ole stuff being rehashed tho... which is one of several reasons why i am taking on more difficult species. For what other reason would one be ROAK'ing all their plants away

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I don't see a lot of Brazillian Sowrds out there. I personally have one and a source for more


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Rotala sp. 'Sunset' is very rewarding, but not easy to keep or find.


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Rotala sp. 'Sunset' is very rewarding, but not easy to keep or find.

+1 thats for sure!
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Sunset is a Colorata varient right?

Right now, I have Yao Yai, Routondifolia, and colorata....all doing super well for me.

I might replace one of those with Sunset in the future....what makes sunset hard exactly?

Also, any pics of brazilian swords?

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Also, I had to double check but, I thought brazilian swords were not true aquatics?

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Sunset is a Colorata varient right?

Right now, I have Yao Yai, Routondifolia, and colorata....all doing super well for me.

I might replace one of those with Sunset in the future....what makes sunset hard exactly?

Also, any pics of brazilian swords?
No, 'Colorata' is a Rotala rotundifolia variety. 'Sunset' is most likely a Rotala ramosior variety. Confusing eh?

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hrmmm, not really tbh lol.

I guess the leaf shape of sunset is a bit different....makes sense even though I've never seen it in person.

Yao Yai is rotundifolia though right?

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colorata leaves are narrower and less colorful than sunset. IMO
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Yao Yai is rotundifolia though right?
Yes, I believe so.

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Hmmm, i had no idea they werent truely aquatic, however everywhere i read says that they grow and can live underwater


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