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N. minuta not so minute

I recently gotten some of this great plant from seattle_aquarist. And I just wanted to say that the rosette on this plant is actually quite large! The leaves are also very sturdy compared to some other submerged nymphaea. I do hope it starts to send surface leaves soon as I have heard they are quite small and are actually dwarf.
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Hi @Jeffww,

I have only seen grown with CO2 and then it can grow quite large. On a side note, Nymphaea micrantha stays small without CO2 and many, many times larger with CO2.

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@Seattle_Aquarist I have definitely noticed that the micrantha you sent me is staying a bit smaller in my med tech betta tank compared to the main tank. Have you gotten any of your nymphaea to flower before? I have read online that minuta is quite nice.

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Hi @Jeffww,

No, no flowers from either species for me however the hobbyist I got the M. minuta from for you has had his 'mother plant' (and I do mean "Mother") flower several times. The flowers do not typically rise to the surface however the seeds develop under water and when the pod splits seeds are scattered on the currents. Eventually small plants start to germinate and grow.

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Hi @Jeffww,

No, no flowers from either species for me however the hobbyist I got the M. minuta from for you has had his 'mother plant' (and I do mean "Mother") flower several times. The flowers do not typically rise to the surface however the seeds develop under water and when the pod splits seeds are scattered on the currents. Eventually small plants start to germinate and grow.

On my way to work this morning I spotted a flower bud from my minuta! Going to have to watch it every night and hopefully catch it blooming.
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The bud. I think it will open in 1-2 days. The petals I see are pink to white.
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Bad news! The bud never opened. I guess it self fertilized underwater! A second one emerged as well. I guess it is doing the same thing. Perhaps they will only do emersed flowers if they are allowed to develop floating pads?

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