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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-12-2005, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Most Wanted Plants

I was wondering if anyone had a list or would like to help by contributing to my list(for an article) of the most wanted, hardest to find Aquascaping plants. By hardest to find I mean they are not readily found locally, may not even appear on Aquabid very often or are expensive when they can be found. It's alla bout the trend of popular hard to find plants and yet few or no one seems to selll them or do so only sporadically. Either way Thanks!

So far My list includes the following and comments on those are appreciated as well:

Hemianthus Callitrichoides
Mini Moss
Xmas & Taiwan Moss
Marsilea Hirusta
Tonina's
Downoi
Cryptocorne Grifithii
Pellia
Alternanthera reineckii
Blyxa echinosperma
Blyxa japonica
Bolbitis heteroclita
Chlorophytum biehetii
Eurichaulon or Eriocaulon (??)
Eichhornia crassipes
Gymnocoronis spilanthoides
Houttuyma
Hygrophila costata
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-12-2005, 01:04 PM
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Well I got my taiwan moss for free on this forum and my lfs that I don't considere to have a great selection of plants has been selling blyxa japonica for a couple of months straight. Doesn't mean it's not hard to find but it hasn't been for me.

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If this is a question of demand exceeding supply, with regard to plants, I'll bet our sponsors could help you draw up a short list. While I might know what I (or my buddies) want and can't find, that might not be a big item in demand for the community as a whole.

Give Oppiesilver a yell. He's with AquariumPlant.com, and a fairly active poster. I'll be he's got an opinion on this.

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Just a comment on a few of the plants you listed.

Alternanthera reineckii is pretty darn common. I wouldn't call it a rare plant by any stretch.

Bolbitis heteroclita is probably considered a rare aquatic plant because it is really more amphibious than aquatic. The plant is so darn hard to grow that not many people bother. That being said, I do see the plant offered locally quite often. The plant is mislabeled as Java fern.

Hemianthus callitrichoides? Maybe six months ago, but with it's popularity its scarcity has greatly diminished. You'll find it for sale in our Swap N Shop quite regularly.

Blyxa japonica is like Hygro now. It is everywhere. I have a tub full of it as I type this! You looking to buy some? I think there is some more research to be done on Blyxa echinosperma. I have heard it is a second name for Blyxa aubertii (http://www.hear.org/gcw/html/autogend/species/2811.HTM). Google the plant name "Blyxa echinosperma" and it seems most of the information is coming from hobbyist sites.

Pelia (Monosolenium tenerum) is another plant that is pretty common. It might not be in great favor because of its ability to wind up growing everywhere you might not want it, but you should be able to get the plant pretty easily.

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There's a little misspelling on the one that I suggested. How do you spell misspelling anyway?

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Tonina sp. belem

Its so sad because we don't have the selection of plants in HK.
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I've done my best to make HC "common."

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You have to understand that for me Glossostigma is rare locally. You just never see it. Well I guess I was really just focusing on popularity to some extent.

For instance if you have bacopa for trade you probably wont find anyone that wants it. or if you wanted to trade radican sword i doubt anyone would bother, but if you have HC it'll probably be gone the same day or fairly quickly, same with pellia. I see guys going does anyone have HC or Pellia, I never see anyone ask for bacopa.

I kind of had to change the focus as what I found to be rare apparently isnt at all, or rather i think I meant Whats everyone scrambling to get. The mosses, toninas, HC, pellia, and downois to name just a few are the ones i see WTB posts about.

For me? i've never seen any of these plants in a tank or for sale before. In addition I wasnt counting Club Meets cause for me personnally i dont consider that like finding it in a store or even online.

hope that explains better... hehehe sorry
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