06-23-2011, 09:12 AM
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| | Re: ChongGyeChon Street South Korea (Aquarium street)
Originally Posted by Zapins
Hahaha! Yea it was actually quite cool to see. I was surprised though that most of the plants they have are commonly available to us at home. I sort of expected to see more weird plants that nobody has in the US.
doubleott05 you are a lucky guy. I'd love to have access to all these shops on a daily basis. I didn't really ask what the prices on everything were. I found out that the pellia-like plant in the last picture was $30 and the marselia one above it was $15, aquasoil $38/bag. So the prices seem a bit expensive based on just those 3 things.
I wouldn't be surprised if the prices are high just because the street is famous for aquatics. Kind of like how you pay a premium for a diamond in the diamond district in NYC, at least if you're there as a tourist and not as a wholesale buyer.
That said I'm totally still jealous like whoa.
As for the plant selection, if they had tons of things that we didn't, somebody would certainly bring them over here ASAP and make them available so they could turn a profit on it
So I'm not that surprised...