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I broke down yesterday and bought a couple "dwarf lilies". I think these
are the same plant sold as "tiger lotus" - some sort of nymphae. Can
anyone confirm that? The leaves (4-5 each) are sprouting from small bulbs
and at the time of purchase the bulbs had grown a few fairly coarse roots
from near their crown. The leaves are arrow-shaped, intense reddish
violet, thin and delicate, 4-5 cm long and about the same across. The
petioles are shorter than the length of the blade.
Right now the plants are in my 20-gallon long "nursery" tank with moderate
water circulation, 50 watts of broad sprectrum light, fine low-organic
substrate, CO2, trace elements and ammonia fertilizer. I'd like to move
them to a more permanent home in a week or three.
How do these plants change as they mature? What conditions do these
plants like? What can I expect from them under brightly lit conditions?
Under more dimly lit conditions?
In Albuquerque, where the weather is a heck of a lot better than it is up
George Booth's way.