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Re: dwarf lily
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com (Aquatic-Plants)
- Subject: Re: dwarf lily
- From: "David W. Webb" <dwebb at ti_com>
- Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 11:51:05 -0500
- Conversation-Id: <BMSMTP87806068099a0206807 at dsks52_itg.ti.com>
>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
(972) 575-3443 (voice) http://www.dallas.net/~dwebb
(214) 581-2380 (pager) 2145812380 at alphapage_airtouch.com