Does this sound like a tiger lotus bulb?

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Ajm200, 6 Mar 2010.

  1. Ajm200

    Ajm200 Member

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    Hi.

    Just aquired what I suspect is a tiger lotus bulb. LFS were clearing out the plant tank and found a loose bulb. They gave it to me as I was in buying plants and they didn't recognise it.

    It's about the size of a hazelnut. Dark brown and shiny like a conker and slight soft. Definately a bulb as it has two tiny shoots sprouting from it. What do you think?

    Can't post a photo as I have no pc again. Going to plant it in my new tank and see what happens as I've heard they are fairly hardy

    Thanks
    Amanda
     
  2. Gill

    Gill Member

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    THat does sound like a Lotus Bulb, The Shoots should be red
     
  3. Ajm200

    Ajm200 Member

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    Thanks for such a quick reply. The larger shoot does look reddish. I hope it is a lotus :)
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    It's either going to be a lily or an aponogeton :)
     
  5. Ajm200

    Ajm200 Member

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    Oooo exciting :D
     
  6. viktorlantos

    viktorlantos Aquascaper

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    I had a huge tiger lotus in my last layout. when i rescaped the tank pulled out all the plants and roots too, as any big lotus seed i found. few weeks ago i was suprised as a new lotus grew up suddenly in the tank. i bet this was because of the spring, but was suprising as there was no big seed in the soil.

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    i had to pull this out as looked strange in the full green NA style tank :D and i gave it to my friend. but when we pulled out the plant we've seen a small seed at the end of the root. just like in the size you mentioned above.
     
  7. Ajm200

    Ajm200 Member

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    Can see that looking a bit odd in your new setup. :). Good to hear it is that hard to kill off. Might have a chance of surviving my newbie mistakes.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  8. Ajm200

    Ajm200 Member

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    It is a tiger lotus bulb. It now has two red leaves like those in the photo that Viktor posted.
     

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