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Thread: Recent Cephalotus Price Explosion

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLeopardGGecko View Post
    I swear, between N. hamata and C. follicularis, there is a TON of money to be made by mass producing these plants here in the states. I think the average, non-CP growing person would flip if they saw a 1-2 year old N. hamata in the store, which would be followed by a quick purchase. Perhaps I'm just eager to see the price on these plants finally start to come down.


    Amen to that. I like a nice ventricosa or Judy Hindle as much as the next person, but maybe it is time to add some species to the wholesale TC production?

    A side note on the ebay hamata: I'd think that you could fetch an even higher price than normal since I'm guessing that it lives in the magic window and is already acclimated to being in a normal room. I just hope that it goes to a good home.

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    Hey Larry, i bet you the winning bidder (I'm referring to the recent one that sold for $600!) is doing exactly that!! He can make his money back (and more) in probably just a year!

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    $600 is just ridiculous, more money than sense. I have no problems getting the cuttings to root, but the plantlets stay tiny for years. I've been growing them outdoors, so they're probably not as happy as can be.
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    If he's happy, and the seller's happy (how could he not be?) then it's not ridiculous at all. A CLUMP of Hummer's Giant is not a thing you can easily buy.

    I tried looking under completed auctions, but it's too old. However, if you view completed auctions for Cephalotus, the last one on the page sold for 210 dollars (plus shipping ) and had 31 bids.

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    To make $600 off of one plant is unbelievable. I would have loved to see the clump that went for that price, but in my head I'm thinking I'd have a hard time giving up what I'm assuming was a very mature Cephalotus, even for that price.

    I guess I'd have to be in that situation to know for sure!

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    another big auction....

    $300 auction on saturday. wow.

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    Ya I know It got way too expensive for my taste. That Hamata went for 167.50 too, and I thought my bid was already overboard. Oh well, hopefully Hamatas make a re-appearance on the market.

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    So $300 and $167 for the Cephalotus and the N. hamata respectively? Wow! Good for you Elgecko!

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