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Just a thought!!!!

What is the most profitable plants to grow and sell?
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Probably Riccia
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I know but I'm not saying.

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the most profitable changes by what plant is considered "in". Riccia is always in demand though.


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It comes and goes. Sometimes I can't get $2 for a bag of Riccia, sometimes it goes for $30. Echinidorus tenellus is prolific and has sold for as much as $15 for a ten plant bundle. Again, though, at times I can't get $2.99 for that same bundle.

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Ludwigia sp. "Pantanal" is hard to get and saw it went for $40 on aquabid not long ago.
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hey Opiesilver: you're not going to share what you know :lol:
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If Opiesilver is not going to share information, then everyone boycott his request for Riccia!

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If Opiesilver is not going to share information, then everyone boycott his request for Riccia!
I already tend to give it away (riccia), if someone asks and saves it from my compost pile.

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If Opiesilver is not going to share information, then everyone boycott his request for Riccia!

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Hey! I got to protect trade secrets. But I will say this, you are all way off.

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My guess is it's a plant that appeals to beginners rather than collectors.

I sell garden flowers and I sell far more easy, tough plants than I do the more elite high priced things. Tank plants aren't going to be much different. Most people want a plant that can be plunked in and largely forgotten about.

Java moss, java fern for slow steady progression in almost any kind of conditions.
Hygros for a quick confidence builder.
Sunset Hygro for wow factor.
It's a beginners plant. Sure of that.
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Plant popularity goes through cycles, one week everyone wants riccia , the next week everyone will want stellata, the next week it could be petite nana's... :lol:
All it takes is a photo of a beautiful setup using some particular plant...

Most prolific to grow and sell would probably be though the ferns, mosses and crypts... they are all easy to grow and can be found in most tanks at one time or another.
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Hey! I got to protect trade secrets. But I will say this, you are all way off.
I think the most money-makers plants are XL Anubias. I saw one on aquabid going for $150!
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I think the most money-makers plants are XL Anubias. I saw one on aquabid going for $150!
I doubt that very much. X-large Anubias take at least a year to grow. During that time you could grow and sell a huge amount of plants.

In any case, we have to look at what you options are. Since for you space is limited, you will not be able to make a decent profit, if you only grow plants that are extremely common and easy to grow.

To make profit on Anachris, I'm sure you need to sell hundreds of bunches. None of us really have enough space to do that. So, I would guess that the best thing to do is grow something, that a) you like to look at and b) has a little bit higher price. You don't want to package a $2 plant every day and go to the post office for a couple of bucks. Also, have some variety, so you are not hurt when all of a sudden your plant is not the flavor of the month anymore.

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