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Pricing for the Alternanthera reineckii mini

Ya know, someone ask what the going price was for this somewhat new, but common plant(Tropica/Dennerle both sell it), and I jokingly said 50$ a stem.

Lo and behold, I've seen 3-4 offerings at this price
I should have said 100$ a stem.

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I guess it depends on the supply and demand for the plant. Would like to see how big this plant will get when mature.

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Yeah, we'll just wait for it to be a buck a stem. I learned that lesson.
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Ya...seeing alot of these popping up in trade since you listed yours. Don't really understand who would pay that much for some stems that will be $1-5 in a few weeks. I guess PT Barnum was right...there really are suckers born every minute!
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$50 for a stem? No way.
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I'm glad to hear the prices will probably drop on that. I saw a picture and wanted to add it to one of my tanks until I saw the price.
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I wanted to reply to the sales thread, wondering what the seller is smoking.

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LOL when i saw that people actually bought it I just snorted. It's going to be like the hygrophila pinnatifida craze, 40 dollars a stem one week and a couple dollars next week.
only slow growing difficult plants can keep a stable market. and of course troublesome plants that are hit or miss like pogostemon helferi

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Interesting... will wait for prices to drop first.
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some plants hold their value, stem plants don't seem to. Ludwigia tornado was $50 a stem last year.

If only we were able to get tropica plants in the states

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Re: Pricing for the Alternanthera reineckii mini

I started that thread Tom is talking about and I ended up paying $15/stem shipped. This was before Tom said $50 as a joke.

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Re: Pricing for the Alternanthera reineckii mini

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I started that thread Tom is talking about and I ended up paying $15/stem shipped. This was before Tom said $50 as a joke.

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ahahaha I thought it was a joke, but I guess some will pay.

Till it drops down to a $1/stem, what other plants are readily avail that are similar to mini?

Alternantherna sp. variegated looks kinda similar and I really like it. I DO know someone up here who has it. Just itching to try it out.

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I was just joking, being a schiester that I am.

It's like folks believing "The Onion" is really the world's finest news source.

I'll sell you all my plants here for 500$ ahaha. No, not really. Some moderator might think I'm selling in the wrong sub form and not realize this too is also a joke.



I got my plants for Free.

But I traded some plants they wanted bad.

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some plants hold their value, stem plants don't seem to. Ludwigia tornado was $50 a stem last year.

If only we were able to get tropica plants in the states
Some still are charging a lot for it.

I tend to keep the pricing up, but as demand wanes, I tend to add more stems to the boxes for the same price. That and I tend to get pretty good at growing the plants so they get really nice stuff. If you are simply trying to flip plants, well..........that's a tough business.

Growers will always have better stuff.

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