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Pond plants in aquarium...

So I'm planing my first semi high tech planted aquarium and was wondering about that red lily plant. Not the dwarf "Red tiger" lily,but the pond plant I beleive is also a tiger lily. It has red and green spotted lily type leaves shooting out from a cylandrical bulb that lookes kinda like a potato with pineapple skin with roots protruding from it. I hope the descrbtion helps at all.But I would like to know (if anyone can understand what plant I'm talking about)about the nuturing of this plant!
I've tried looking it up but I only see refrences to the dwarf variety. thank you in advanced for reading and pondering my question! Bless you if you got info!
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give it a shot.
They're big feeders so supply good nutrients. I don't know if you will trim or leave the floating leaves (pads) alone. If you leave them be, the plant will send out flowers but will fill up your tank and block out light for other plants.


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They're not 'tiger lilies', but water lilies. Tiger lilies are a lily that does not live in the water, but in a flower bed, it's orange with black spots on the petals. =)

I tried one once in a planted tank and it just never took off. I don't know why, it was years ago. You'll need a ton of space for it though, they can get huge, and I think they have to be a really big size before they will flower--more than just three or four lily pads.

To find information on caring for them, you might try pond/water gardening websites. Or just do a search for water lily.
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