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Leaf Size (lotus)
Oops. I accidentally sent that last one too soon.
I used to have a green nymphea lotus that grew huge
8'x5' leaves and started to overgrow the whole tank.
By looking at pictures of them in books and tank
photos, I never thought they got that big. I gave it
a Flourish tab, thinking that might be fine since I
had heard that giving it too much nitrogen and
phosphorus might make it grow too large.
But... I have also heard that brighter lighting can
make them more compact. (I am not referring to the
production of floating leaves.) I have brighter
lighting now, and a corner of the tank that might fit
one that won't grow to mammoth proportions.
I have seen many varieties, both in the Baensch Atlas
volumes and Amano photos. They differ markedly in
leaf shape, size, color, and so on. I would like to
try a red one, but have no idea what kind I can
reasonably expect to get if I place an order.
Can anyone provide any insight? I think a discussion
on the factors influencing leaf size might be
interesting as well.
Larry L, check your yahoo mail please.
Thank you, Cavan (whose tank is being overrun with
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