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Old 07-09-2011, 05:19 PM   #16
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Bucephalandra would be awesome for a high-humidity riparium. You could grow it on a trellis raft with the rhizomes creeping across the top same as for Anubias..



Aridarum also would be awesome. I wonder if there will be any hope of getting that in the US(??????????).
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:29 PM   #17
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New delivery of species, this time from Asia:.....
Wow vasteq those are pretty amazing highly desirable plants that you got there.
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:03 PM   #18
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You can sit back and wait, you can cry all you want. I have been importing the things that I want for a long time and all you risk is the loss of your plants. If you are being silly and ordering 100s of plants its a higher risk of getting caught with a higher price to pay. They usually dont even look at a few. If you want them its worth the chance. This country is made up of rule benders and if you dont go get what you want you get what we have here. A bunch of sally straight-lacers that dont have any Buce. Then theres guys like me
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:39 AM   #19
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Hey everybody I just wanted to emphasize that these are really amazing plants that vasteq posted up. Give these pictures a second look...

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New delivery of species, this time from Asia:

Small endemic grass, from borneo. Also can flowering:
Aridarum cf. caulescens ‘angustifolium'


Picture in nature:



Bucephalandra "Kayu Lapis1"
I think that it is one of the smalles Bucephalandra. Long, curly leaves.



Plant is still young, in future should be looking like that:


Bucephalandra "Pearl Grey"
Beauty shining, you must see in real.


Bucephalandra "Sekadau1"
Small bucephalandra, similar to Kayu Lapis but it has longer leaves, less curly


Picture from other source:


I am sorry that you have not possibility to ordered these beauty plants from overseas.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:11 AM   #20
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Lovey plant, expensive since they're hard to source.
If enough people start growing them the price can come down.
Going to be another 6-7 months before I have access to them.
Takes time and money :^(

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Old 07-11-2011, 06:35 AM   #21
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Buce species grow HELLA slow! That's gonna add to the rarity and keep the prices high.

Nice plants indeed from the last batch of pics posted.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:36 AM   #22
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I hope vasteq will give us some updates later on.
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I hope vasteq will give us some updates later on.
+2 It would be interesting to see more of these coming around!!!
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:23 AM   #24
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I'm amazed that he got the Aridarum.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:13 AM   #25
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thanks for the praise More species soon. Hydrophyte trellis raft will be good but i think that bucephalandra will faster growing if roots ingrown in fertile ground. But this gave me food for thought. I cultivate many mosses, i wonder how i could grow it over water. Mosses growing faster in emers. So maybe idea with raft will help me.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:12 PM   #26
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thanks for the praise More species soon. Hydrophyte trellis raft will be good but i think that bucephalandra will faster growing if roots ingrown in fertile ground. But this gave me food for thought. I cultivate many mosses, i wonder how i could grow it over water. Mosses growing faster in emers. So maybe idea with raft will help me.
So here is a questions for you. Would you suggest I put the roots of my Bucephalandra "kampit" in the ADA AS substrate or put the plant on a piece of driftwood in the tank?



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Let it root bro! Don't bury it!
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:55 PM   #28
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I have been keeping crypts and anubis for a long time. I'm in it for the long haul!
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:43 PM   #29
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Bucephalandra better looking on stones, but if you have a new ADA ground then you could try it. Many ferns better growing on fertlizer ground than driftwood, so bucephalandra should also. But i have it for a short time, and I just experiment with fertlizer ground and Bucephalandra:
My Bucephalandra Valley - on lava rocks. 11 species of Bucephalandra and one Aridarum:


New species:
Bucephalandra Kualakuayan1 (small size bucephalandra)


Bucephalandra Kualakuayan2 (medium size bucephalandra)


Bucephalandra Red Vein (medium size bucephalandra - this is young piece)


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Your Buce looks very good but I'm trying to figure out if they ate like Anubis and take ferts from the water column or like crypts and feed primarily from their root system.
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