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Old 04-30-2014, 01:09 PM   #1
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Small lotus plant???


ive seen other people's tanks with a tiger lotus plant that stays close to the substrate and grows more horizontal than vertical. I have tried to find a name for it but just cant, does anyone know what plant I am talking about??
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:34 PM   #2
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I have just a plain old red tiger lotus, and it stays right on the substrate.
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:39 PM   #3
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You just have to keep trimming leaves that get too big and/or head for the surface.

I could be wrong, but I don't think there is a species that will stay low and small without trimming/training.
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I was asking something similar for the past few days regarding two specific species. More information can be found at my thread here:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=618105
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Nymphaea micrantha stays smaller with trimming.
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what lotus plant do I have here then. I was under the impression that this was the type that stays small but look at it. how would I possibly trim this and keep it small??
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:31 PM   #7
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You have to constantly trim the leaves before they reach the top of the tank. This will force the lotus to produce shorter leaves.
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In addition to trimming runners...you also would have to sacrifice ground coverage of surrounding plants, so light will allow lotus leaves to creep. Otherwise energy will be used to send runners to where light intensity is.
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