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RE: Red Tiger Lotus bulbs

> Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 09:56:27 EDT
> From: Dgrim62 at cs_com
> I was scoping out my 125 gallon last night and noticed next to my two Red 
> Tiger Lotus plants-Nymphaea lotus v. "Red" (Tepoot) there are 6 small
> sitting on the substrate, slightly larger than a pea and sprouting leaves.
> am sure these are from the lotus, as there are no other plants near that 
> would produce bulbs. These lotus in my tank are about 18 months old. I
> even know this was happening, as some personal things have kept me away
> all but maintenance on my tanks until lately. Does anyone know how the
> come from the parent plant? I'd appreciate any insight.

In our experience, Nymphaea are truly weeds. We had one in a 100g tank for
awhile. During an extensive pruning session, we noticed that the thing had
sent runners all over the tank. The runners had many nodes scattered along
them - these may be the bulbs you are seeing. Or perhaps some seeds have

George Booth in Ft.Collins, CO  (booth at frii_com)
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