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Re: dwarf lily

>Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 07:57:54 -0500 (EST)
>From: "Roger S. Miller" <rgrmill at rt66_com>
>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.
>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?

I have Nymphaea stellata in my 55g tank.  It spent about 8 months in its
dwarf phase, getting essentially covered, first by a cyanobacteria problem,
then by Java Fern.

After I started feeding plenty of K and N, the Nymphaea took off, sprouting
at first, larger, submersed, 4-5" leaves, and then sprouting floating 8"
leaves.  It flowered several times and has sent up seed pods as well.

Photos are at my web site:  http://www.dallas.net/~dwebb/aquarium

David W. Webb           Texas Instruments
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