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Hello all!
There is a new post up on my blog Aquabiota, covering a rare Sword by the name of Echinodorus "Saturn" 2000. Here is a small excerpt of the post, and you can find the rest in the blog for which you can go to by clicking on the banner-link below. Enjoy! ☺

Generally speaking Echinodorus "Saturn" 2000 is very similar to opacus, in growth, requirements, popularity, price, etc. A short story behind this plant is that the collector of this specific 2000 variety, never told another person where he collected it, and he actually passed away. So when he passed away, the collection site of this "Saturn" 2000 variety went with him. In terms of price, this variety actually commands a bit higher price than opacus. Not by much, we're talking about maybe $50-$100 more per plant. Overall we're looking at approximately $550-600 for a larger specimen (6-7inch tall plant).



 

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So it's really a wild type? As it's very similar to opacus (and portoalegrensis), surely it was collected somewhere in Southeastern South America, too.
How is it propagated - by proliferating inflorescences, rhizome cuttings, or in vitro?
 

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Yes it is a wild type, all the specimens you see in the photos, have been propagated via plantlets that have budded off the main root/rhizome.
 

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Shorter than centuries I assure you! I may actually have some to offer in a bit, if any of you would be interested! :)
 
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