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NYMPHAEA STELLATA anyone know about this plant

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Does anyone know anything about this plant NYMPHAEA STELLATA.
i bought a bulb and its growing nice,but how tall will it get?
Also,do the leaves get big and start shading the smaller ground plants?
At the moment its about 4 inches tall
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-21-2006, 11:55 PM
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Ok,
I'm curious. How about posting a picture?

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Nymphaea stellata sp. or Dwarf Lily are smaller that most of the Nymphaea lotus ( could be the smallest??)
Like all lilies the max size has a few factors to look at.
Good light (+3WPG) and trimming will help this plant to grow lower.
As far as shading, keep the floating leaves cut at around 1/4'' from the bulb.
Right now i just own 3 stellata sp. and the tallest one is around 7.5"


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Thank you
do you know also how to Propagate the plant too??
split the bulb in two??
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Asexually at the rhizomes and sexually by seed.
The easy way... remove the bulb with a sharp knife(or cutter) ,next to were the "Lotus" send out the roots....Please note the rhizome(bulb) can stay dormant for a very long time ..I have one about to hit the 3 year mark . Have read that they can take up to 15 year to start growing!!!!(I think that it was a true Lotus)
Here is the post i made on Propagating lillys..........i tried to link but??????


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Thanks fot the help aquamoon
Im gonna let it get a little bigger,then im going to cut the bulb.
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Sounds like a good plan.......Don't cut the bulb.......just remove it.


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It will only consume about 1.5 cubic feet will full grown.

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I've propagated this one a bunch by pulling the bulb off the crown of mature plants. A gentle tug is usually enough to pull the growing portion of the plant off the bulb.
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How wide does it get when mature? Need to know how much space to give it when I plant it.
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Plus 3 more leaves in a month



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How wide across would you say the bottom leaves are?

I mean the whole bottom part of the plant. How many inches in diameter does it take up? I don't plan on letting mine do any lily pads. And wow about the pics. Do you happen to remember how old yours is? Wondering how long it took to get that big.
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I put that in the Monday after Thanksgiving. The PICs are on my "Toxic Ten" tank link on my SIG line. There are 3 more leaves now that aren't in that pic. The submersed leaves are may 4" long 3' widest point? Now, I'm keeping one Lilly pad at a time. I had 7 at one point. Mine is just too big for this tank. If I keep it, it will go outside in a tub this summer. It's shading out too many of the plants right now.
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I too, if needed will put it out in a tub in the summer. It'll look pretty there. It looks like the ground leaves stay pretty short, though?

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