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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-24-2015, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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tiger lily bloom

This has been posted before on this forum, but not by me. I let my tiger lily dominate the surface of my 220g tank, covering maybe 2/3 of the 6' x 2' surface. This shaded everything and caused other plants to suffer (which is why this is a one time occurrence in this tank), but the lily was happy with this arrangement and sent up two flowers. The second and more glorious one is here:

When I took those pictures yesterday, I had already removed most of the leaves from the surface. The bloom opens at night and slowly closes during the day.

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Pretty. It looks like a pond lily.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-24-2015, 05:55 PM
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Pretty! My Crinum calamistratum flowered a couple of times, and it made the whole room smell strongly like Lilies.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 02:09 AM
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Gorgeous! I'm going to try a dwarf lilly in an outdoor container pond this summer, I'm hoping it might decide to bloom for me.
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