I bought some of these in Feb of 2008. None grew, sent them to the address for replacements last april. I just received my bulbs. I totally forgot about them, it had been like 8 months. I will post pictures if any of them grow.
i bought some apologens bulbs from walmart. the easyiest way to get these to grow is as follows..... plant all the bulbs that you want into the tank under neath the gravel. wait 24 hours take them out discard any that float. the ones that float are rotten and not even worth the time of growing. keep the ones that sink right away. spread out the roots so they can catch onto ur substrate. plant roots down and the head up just above the gravel. make sure they are away from air bubbler wands or any other decorations that move the water. it might move them around and the roots wont catch onto anything. make sure you have a good substrate such as complete substrate from tetra. have good lighting, floresenct compacts work best. keep light on for 10 hours then of for 12. sometimes the fish will nibble at it once it starts sprouting in that case you really cant avoid it. if its still not growing you could try using some fertilizer to git it going alot faster. another good suggestion is to get co2 injection. this works for me i can get 4 out of 5 to grow!!!! not to appealing plants so i dont waste much time with these kind of bulbs. i like to see what it looks like before i buy it. took me awile to figure out how to grow these, i recomend not wasting time with them go out and buy full grown plants from a fish store.
okay i bought 6 packs of these bulbs. I put them all in my ten gallon tank early Dec only two of the have started to grow. i don't know how many of them i have pull out and thrown away due to fungi growing on them.
I picked up a pack a while back. Planted four in the tank, two in a pot on the windowsill. Two sprouted in the tank, one has flowered. Both on the windowsill sprouted and grow fine, thoughh no flowers yet. The pot is kept damp, boglike, and has heavy amounts of peat in the planting mix.
If they feel soft or smell bad, dont leave them in your tank. Petco has been getting bulbs that still have a little moisture in them. Most of the ones at Walmart are very dried up. Watch for the ones with some weight to them to start, Id guess this product has a shelf life thats only a few months or so.
I used bulbs from Wal mart. Sometimes they sprout sometimes not. But I have a beutiful deep red lilly in one of my tanks from these bulbs. It grows with no light, no fert,s no co2. It grows faster in better conditions, but does not need any pampering. It splits off into new plants as well that I transfer to other tanks. The guarantee is usless to me because I can never seem to mail it back (just a bad procrastinator I guess) Im going out to get some of the ones from petco/petsmart today. I will try them out and post how they come out.
Mine look exactly like this. They have grown wonderfully. I am wondering if I clip them will they grow back. Yes mine are from walmart as well. They have overwhelmed the tank and the fish absolutely love them.