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floating leaves on Nymphaea lotus...
My Nymphaea lotus (zenkeri) has very lush and beautiful growth, big perfect
leaves, a stunning burgundy colour. In addition to this bottom growth, it
has just started sending up floating leaves; the second one is on its way
up. I have read that I can cut those off, and that if I don't want floating
leaves, I should prune the roots and leaves. I just moved this plant around
in the tank a couple of weeks ago, but didn't prune the roots or anything at
I would love to see some flowers on this plant and don't want to do anything
that would decrease that likelihood. I don't really want too many floating
leaves, as it would cut down on the light available in the tank. I could
just prune the floating leaves, I guess, but I imagine they would continue
to be produced. Any advice? This is a 50-gal tank which has been set up
for about 3 months. I'm using high output fluorescents (110 watts). Can I
prune the roots without disturbing (potential) flower production?