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The gist of this is that you send me $26 and I send you a small priority flat rate box stuffed to the brim with as much vegetation as I can figure out how to fit in there (which, for the record, is actually a lot more than you'd think by looking at the size of the box). Great for collectoritis victims like myself, new hobbyists looking to try a bit of everything, or someone who wants to fill a tank up quickly. Will include a minimum of 15 different species/varieties and often I end up stuffing nearly twice that in just 'cause I can. May also include duckweed, snails, or algae, because I'm pulling from 50-odd tanks and a greenhouse, but nothing to excess. The general process involves me grabbing a bag and wandering aimlessly around the greenhouse/fishroom looking for anything that needs trimming/thinning.

Likely to include a mix of emersed and submersed growth. If you want all emersed to cut back on snails/duckweed/whatever, I can probably do that. Let me know a bit about your tank and I'll do my best to throw in some plants that should thrive in your conditions. If you specify low-light plants only, I may not be able to put in quite the same variety, but I do have at least a dozen or so to choose from. Please don't send me a list of the 20 exact species you want (this is a random grab bag, so you will be ignored!!), but if there's that one plant you just HAVE to get your hands on, let me know and I'll see if I can do it (no guarantees). Those who want a number of specific plants are welcome to contact me regarding custom packages.

Pickups are welcome if you're near Fairfield, CT (now with bonus guided greenhouse/fishroom tour!). Expect CAPE recruitment speech if you show up in person.

A partial list of stuff I might include is as follows (though, truth be told, I probably have just as many species I'm completely forgetting about):

Acmella repens
Alternanthera reineckii
Alternanthera reineckii 'Varigated'
Ammannia crassicaulis
Ammannia pedicellata 'Golden'
Bacopa caroliniana
Bacopa lanigera
Bacopa madagascariensis
Bacopa monnieri
Bacopa monnieri 'crenata'
Bacopa salzmannii
Clinopodium brownei
Cryptocoryne spp.
Eleocharis acicularis
Eleocharis sp. 'Belem'
Floscopa scandens
Gratiola aurea
Gratiola brevifolia
Gratiola virginiana
Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
Hydrocotyle tripartita
Hygrophila corymbosa 'Angustifolia'
Hygrophila lancea
Hygrophila pinnatifida
Hygrophila sp. 'Araguaia'
Hygrophila sp. 'Brown'
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Lindernia dubia
Lindernia grandiflora
Ludwigia inclinata (probably var. verticillata 'Cuba')
Ludwigia palustris
Ludwigia sphaerocarpa
Ludwigia suffruticosa
Lysimachia nummularia
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'
Micranthemum umbrosum
Murdannia sp. 'Red' (which is actually green when emersed)
Nesaea triflora (now likely either Ammannia mauritiana or A. triflora, but I'm waiting for that to be settled before I rename this)
Persicaria hydropiperoides
Persicaria praetermissa
Persicaria sp. Kawagoeanum
Persicaria sp. 'Sao Paolo'
Poaceae sp. 'Purple Bamboo'
Ranunculus inundatus SOLD OUT
Rotala cf. mexicana 'Bangladesh'
Rotala rotundifolia 'H'ra'
Rotala rotundifolia 'Singapore'
Saururus cernuus

Bolbitis heudelotii
Cardamine lyrata
Ceratophyllum demersum (hornwort)
Cryptocoryne spp.
Echinodorus schlueteri 'Leopard' SOLD
Echinodorus x 'Altlandsberg'
Helanthium sp. 'Sao Paulo'
Juncus repens
Lilaeopsis sp. 'Mini'
Ludwigia palustris 'Red'
Ludwigia repens SOLD
Ludwigia sp. 'Atlantis' SOLD
Hemianthus glomeratus
Microsorum pteropus
Microsorum pteropus 'Needle Leaf'
Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv' SOLD
Rotala rotundifolia
Sagittaria subulata (hobby version)
Vallisneria asiatica (corkscrew vals)
Vallisneria spiralis

Java moss
Riccia fluitans
Willow moss (Fontinalis)

Limnobium laevigatum (Amazon frogbit)
Najas guadalupensis (guppy grass)
Salvinia minima (water spangles)

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Updated the plant list with some species claimed for now—no less than 5 people have asked about the R. inundatus. o_O' I never knew it was so popular...

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Oh wow just got the parcel..
I was nervous because of how warm the box was but
All the plants were expertly packed and saturated.
Really great plants great condition IM super happy I'll get some pics up tonight.
Thanks so much .. It was better than I thought what is the mossy balls?duckweed? I m going to take some pics so I can I'd them...
Awesome thank you

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Yeah, heat isn't too much of a problem, since most of my plants are grown in an outdoor greenhouse this time of year—daytime temps easily hit the 100's in there, and probably the 110's on particularly hot days (the same days I retreat indoors to hide from the heat), but as long as the plants are kept humid, they don't have any trouble with it. Now, if a box was deposited on top of a black car in the sun or outdoors in the dead heat of, say, Arizona, that might be an issue... but they're fine in typical summer temps across most of the country.

Anyway, the mossy balls you mentioned are just that—handfuls of Java moss (possibly with a bit of Xmas or Taiwan moss mixed in, but it's mostly Java). The moss growth in my 120g has been prolific lately, so anyone who didn't specify a no-moss package got a generous portion of it this week. I don't make a habit of including handfuls of duckweed in bags unless someone asks for it LOL—that'd be too cruel.

In other news, the species list has been updated again with the addition of 2 Bacopa species—B. caroliniana and B. crenata, both of which have grown out to the point of needing a trim...

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
So as IM a newbie to plants can you help I.D. some of these.
:) in photo 2 i think in the back is Ludwigia palustris
photo 1 in front Echinodorus schlueteri "Leopard" ??
Photo 1:
Echinodorus schlueteri 'Leopard' in front of the driftwood
some Vallisneria in the middle with a couple stems of Hygrophila corymbosa 'Angustifolia' behind them
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' on the right

Photo 2:
Ludwigia palustris in back, more Lysimachia nummularia in front, and a stray Java fern floating in the upper center

Photo 3:
more Lysimachia on the left, Hydrocotyle leucocephala on the right, Ludwigia in the center (looks like L. repens, but I didn't send out any repens last week, so either not part of the grab bag, or if it was in the bag then it's more palustris). Crypts front & center and what looks like the top of some Lilaeopsis brasiliensis to the right of the crypts.

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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Updated with more new species that've grown out in the past few weeks:

Floscopa scandens
Hygrophila lancea
Lindernia grandiflora
Murdannia sp. 'Red'

Only small quantities of the above for now, but they've reached a trimmable size.

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Also, this week only I'm shipping out Tuesday instead of Monday, as I'm out of town 'til Monday evening. So you guys have an extra day to order plants to ship this week... but I might be a little slow to answer PMs since I'm on the road and our hotel seems to have very intermittent wifi. o_O'

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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
This week's packages are officially in the mail. Tracking info from paypal should be in everyone's inboxes, if not feel free to shoot me a PM :)

Next shipping day: Mon 8/5

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Package arrived and almost every thing was in great shape! (It is July, I do live in S. Fl) Thank you so much for the great, thoughtful selection. When you say you stuff as many in as possible, you weren't kidding! I've never seen a round flat rate box before! :)
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