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Old 01-20-2005, 03:37 AM   #1
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Tiger Lilly Bulbs


I recently received some Tiger Lilly bulbs from Aquarium plants.

I am not sure if I have planted these correctly.

Does the pointed end go up or down ?

How long before I see any activity ?


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Old 01-20-2005, 03:49 AM   #2
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What I did was just drop them in the tank. Once you see something sprout that is the leaf, then plant it about halfway in the gravel with the new growth pointed up. Mine took over a week to see anything sprout.

These are from bulbs I put in the tank a month ago, the leaves in the picture just sprouted in the last week.
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Old 01-20-2005, 06:34 AM   #3
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Be patient. I had five bulbs. One sprouted in about a week. One a month later. One became a snack, one is lost and the last one... Went through a substrate move twice, a full tank move once, and now after 11 months, just all this sudden surfaced from who knows where and began to grow.
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Old 01-20-2005, 08:22 AM   #4
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Received some from Aquarium Plants, too. Bare bulbs, which is fine, just wasn't sure how to plant them either.

I pushed a little into the substrate, pointed end facing down at an angle.

Not sure if this is right
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Old 01-20-2005, 12:19 PM   #5
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I think the pointed end is where the leaf emerges.
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Old 01-20-2005, 04:52 PM   #6
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Don't mean to hijack a thread, but I have an observation/question.

During a replant, I accidentally broke the lily off its bulb. It had about 5 leaves at the time, biggest being about two inches. I was a little worried about it, but figured it had enough leaves and roots to make it. So I planted it, and it seems to be doing okay now two weeks later. Curious, I also threw the bulb back in to see what would happen, and sure enough it is sprouting another plant.

The observation is this might be a cheap way to grow more than one of these from the same bulb. The question is has anyone else ever done this? Did the first plant survive if so?

I've seen some pictures of red tigers that were just gorgeous, so I'm hoping they will both make it.
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Old 01-20-2005, 10:33 PM   #7
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During a replant, I accidentally broke the lily off its bulb.
Don't worry I did the same thing about three months ago, and rootted lily and bulb are doing fine.
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Old 01-22-2005, 03:10 AM   #8
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Wow, what a relief this thread is. New to planted tanks, on an impulse I bought a tiny red tiger lotus from my LFS to put in my nano. I didn't even now it was a bulb plant, I thought the bulb might be some kind of artificial container I was supposed to cut open! hehe, I guess Im just supposed to leave it alone right? Its in my 1.5 gallon nano (yes I now know it will outgrow this tank), bulb about 90% buried in eco-complete substrate, 5 leaves the largest only 3/4 inch long. 13 watt pc light. What a beautiful plant.
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Old 01-22-2005, 07:01 AM   #9
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haha seems like some confusion as to how to set a bare bulb without any roots or leaves. i'll make sure the pointed end isn't planted in the substrate and instead just sit it on the gravel until something happens i suppose
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Old 01-23-2005, 09:02 PM   #10
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Its been a week and no action yet.

I was hoping to see some activity but nothing.

I thing the next time I order, I will insist on a plant. Not bulbs. It was advertised as a plant and I received a bulb.

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Old 01-24-2005, 01:39 AM   #11
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I got my bulb from WalMart ($3 for a pack of 5) and it took between 1 - 4 weeks for them to sprout. I wouldn't order the plant because the stem and leaves are pretty delicate so it'll likely get damaged.
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:25 AM   #12
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the bulbs you got at walmart are not tiger lilies, but aponogetons
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the bulbs you got at walmart are not tiger lilies, but aponogetons
You can get both there.
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:46 AM   #14
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Just FYI -- I'm starting to see something sprout from one of the two bulbs I got from Aquariumplants.com Not sure if its a root or leave, but something is emerging. It's been in the tank maybe four days.

the other bulb is still dormant.
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Old 01-24-2005, 02:26 PM   #15
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Well, I will give it 4 weeks. I guess that seems to be the longest I have heard.
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