Im surprised how long its taking to circulate into the hobby. If I remember correctly, Ive seen forum posts from 2006 when I google searched the plant a few months ago. I find it cool that we have anabuis nana and now buce.
From what i have gathered from some other sources i have purchased from, they have been around for a few years however used to be a hundred plus dollars per plant. Now we're seeing them all under a $100, for the most part with a large variety and most being under $30. It really is great that they are getting out there now though, because they are so unique to me. We also have some great members on here who have propogated them and have them available at lower and lower prices, some have even been RAOK'd *cough* OP *cough*
its good to share so more people get to experience new and exotic flora and fauna!
Also Eric, there are some Buces, that I have, one being Buce Bukit Betung, that does not produce side babies like other buces or anubias, I've actually had it for a year and it grow very much like a palm tree, the base of the "tree" gets longer and longer like a trunk, and it only produces leaves at the top of the "trunk" stem. It actually is a pretty cool plant lol. But just thought I'd throw in that some buce species do not make baby plants the normal way, I'm still looking for how to reproduce this one, any ideas?
That does sound really cool, Josh. I'd love to see some pics. Off the top of my head i have two ideas, one is probly a little too big of a risk but i'll throw it out there lol
1. Top it mid trunk and try and get the top to root, hopefully the remaining trunk will start to produce new leaves (This would be that last resort method IMO)
B. Depending on how large the root system is, maybe lop of a large chunk of root/roots and try to get something to take off from that? This method shouldn't hurt your plant.
Just my 2 pennies