What is the best Bucephalandra species overall?

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On George Farmers newest vid he showcases a 125 gallon with just a great looking growth of Buce. One in particular stood out and George miss I.D. the plant as B.albida and there is no B. albida..just Crypt. albida.
I also asked Bentley about it and he thinks Red Mini and Brown Browny are two of the best.
Anybody here have a good story on the best flowering Buce? Best dark leafed and flowering Buce- the best combination of them all I think. Hardiest Buce..you cant kill it is also a important trait to say the least.
 
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Zero answers!?...Somebody must be growing one and calls it a favorite.
George Farmer no longer answers his youtube channel watchers questions. I asked and it just died on the vine-lol.
 

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I have 3 buces but I just bought the ones I liked best from the selection on offer - I buy from a very limited number of sellers who guarantee the plants are shrimp safe.
I have maia, crisped leaves and catherine.
 
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How are they doing? Flowering? ever?
 

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I've had maia the longest and that has had tiny white flowers several times. Crisped leaves and catherine are recent additions and have not flowered yet.
 
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Ok,that sounds good. Not many articles on the net..I think none-lol,that have that "This is the best Buce around" message. It's just how to grow this one..or a mention of it in a show tank. Like that.
Thanks,I can now look into those.
My Anubias is blooming..but their blooms have little color being mostly greenish. Hence Buce would be more standout.
 

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Looking back through my notes, the fist buce was 'maia' bought 4 April 2016. I now have three shoots of this one, and it has flowered several times. It's just a tiny white flower that lasts a day or two. But I can't remember how long It had been in my tank before flowering

I bought 'crisped leaves' on 23 Feb 2019 and 'catherine' just a month ago. Catherine is too new to have flowered; I don't remember seeing a flower of crisped leaves yet.


I've had several species of anubias over the years, but am down to just a couple now. Several of them have flowered but white transluscent flowers rather than green.
 
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Maia sounds good,and its for sale on the net...!
 
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Anubias coffeefolia blooms do not have much color..but,they do bloom underwater around now, as days get shorter.
 

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