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Selling emersed plants?

I'm disabled and I'm looking to make a few $$$ here or there to help fund my hobby. I have an emersed set up and I'm thinking about selling a few plants. Any suggestions on whats a good money plant? Do people buy emersed plants? I have needle leaf java fern coming out my ears. So much so I've been giving it away. I stood outside my local fish store and gave a guy a 1 gallon bag full of it.

I'm not selling anything here so please don't ask. If I do I'll post it in the for sale section.

I'm just looking for a consensus of what a good money maker would be? I have some tissue culture AR mini that I'm thinking about growing but I don't know if it would be worth it. I'm looking for something that grows fast for a quick turnover. I can also grow crypts also.

Also how does one ship plants in the winter? I'm in Michigan and it's about to get real cold here.

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I'm disabled and I'm looking to make a few $$$ here or there to help fund my hobby. I have an emersed set up and I'm thinking about selling a few plants. Any suggestions on whats a good money plant? Do people buy emersed plants? I have needle leaf java fern coming out my ears. So much so I've been giving it away. I stood outside my local fish store and gave a guy a 1 gallon bag full of it.

I'm not selling anything here so please don't ask. If I do I'll post it in the for sale section.

I'm just looking for a consensus of what a good money maker would be? I have some tissue culture AR mini that I'm thinking about growing but I don't know if it would be worth it. I'm looking for something that grows fast for a quick turnover. I can also grow crypts also.

Also how does one ship plants in the winter? I'm in Michigan and it's about to get real cold here.
I'm actually starting up a bit of a tissue culture system myself (not for profit, for the challenge, to help boost my carpeting, and to maybe get some rare plants). From the research I've done so far I think the easiest thing to do is to just grow mosses like java moss or guppy grass. Lots of stores will buy them to ship them with their fish/inverts, and what you don't sell you can just blend and make fish food from. Cory from Aquarium Coop actually has a pretty good setup where he'll buy plants from suppliers and grow them out in store so they adapt to submersion before selling them again so there is a good market for emersed plants. Unfortunately plants that grow fast aren't really good money makers (since everybody can grow them and a lot of them). Plants like anubias petite "white" and some buces are slow to grow which is why they can command higher prices.

As for shipping I think most people use an insulated box with a heat pack for the winter. I can never tell of shipped plants are in breather bags or not but that's a non-trivial cost if you want to go that route.
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