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Old 05-03-2005, 11:59 PM   #1
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I realize it will probably eventually outgrow my tank, but I just couldn't resist! Beautiful little red lotus!

I got home and began removing the rock wool and the plant separated into 2 pieces and the bulb was hanging by a thread and completely detached. I went ahead and planted the 2 pieces (shallowly) and just put the bulb in the substrate in another spot. Am I going to lose the plants that detached from the bulb? And/or will the bulb grow a new plant???

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Old 05-04-2005, 01:21 AM   #2
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the bulb will definitely grow a new plant.
as to the other pieces...it depends on whether or not they have a small bit of bulb attached. it's the same thinking as with land-dwelling bulb plants.
good luck, i love mine!
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There is definitely a little chunk of something or other holding the roots and shoots together on the two pieces, hopefully it is bits-o-bulb. Now if I can just get my Keyholes to stop using the main bulb as a soccer ball...

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I was recently told by someone in the know (on this forum) to be sure not to bury the bulb too deep, much like anubias, keeping a fair amount out of the substrate. You prolly know as much. My red tiger l. is my very favorite color in the tank and is starting to slowly grow quite a few leaves. I think folks trim them abit to keep from taking over the tank. Mine just had one skinny start shoot when it arrived from AP.com
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I was recently told by someone in the know (on this forum) to be sure not to bury the bulb too deep, much like anubias, keeping a fair amount out of the substrate. You prolly know as much. My red tiger l. is my very favorite color in the tank and is starting to slowly grow quite a few leaves. I think folks trim them abit to keep from taking over the tank. Mine just had one skinny start shoot when it arrived from AP.com
Good luck. bob
It ain't deep! (Friggin frackin Keyholes!) I was so excited to find this plant and because nobody at the store had any idea what it was or how much to charge I ended up getting it for $5.99! During the discussion (3 employees involved) I pointed out a sign on another tank which said $15.99 - and was what I had expected to pay. So, okay - good CAN come from less than knowledgeable employees at the LFS...

Bob, how long has it been since you got yours? I am just trying to get an idea how long it will take the bouncing bulb to grow a fresh plant! The color is gorgeous and I think it will make a really nice transition point between the brown of my driftwood to the green stems behind...
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The plant actually doesn't require a bulb to start sprouting new leaves. Got one from Ray awhile back and it had four leaves on it with some roots, but no bulbs. It started to die off after being introduced to the tank (dropped all four leaves) and I thought that I had lost it, but in time the plant started putting out new leaves.
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