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post #11 of 18 Old 06-27-2012, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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lol, sure! If you wanna. . . Hmm, it might be a good idea to go to that other plant forum and post there. It's not really a big deal, though. I'm happy to leave well enough alone. I just like learning about stuff. :)
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post #12 of 18 Old 07-16-2012, 01:23 PM
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Hey.. just wanted to see the progress on your duel lotus. This weekend I got a lily bulb that had two plants already growing out of it. While bringing it home, one of the plants dislodged itself from the bulb. It has a couple leaves and a root system so I'm hoping it'll do fine without the bulb. I didn't really want two plants anyways though so I won't be too disappointed if I do lose one.. I'm just not sure if it's hopeless or not lol
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Hey.. just wanted to see the progress on your duel lotus. This weekend I got a lily bulb that had two plants already growing out of it. While bringing it home, one of the plants dislodged itself from the bulb. It has a couple leaves and a root system so I'm hoping it'll do fine without the bulb. I didn't really want two plants anyways though so I won't be too disappointed if I do lose one.. I'm just not sure if it's hopeless or not lol
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Thanks for the input, Jenn, and congrats on your new baby lotus twins!

My little bulb is still growing, slowly but steadily plugging away! The original sprout has 6 small leaves on it still - but they've spread out quite a bit from the picture at the beginning of this post, and each individual leaf has grown, too - they've gotten their red spots, and a little root system - the second one has 3 TIIIINNNYYY leaves now - the leaves are pinhead small, but they're there! I'm still pretty convinced that it is two separate plants growing from the one bulb - they kind of go off in different directions, and I can see that they each have one main stem - both are still attached. I've decided to leave them alone for now, and see what they do. I really don't want to risk losing either of them!

Please let me know how your freshly detached little lotus does - and the new one still attached. I wonder how many plants we can get out of a single bulb? Did you happen to take any pictures?
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I haven't taken any yet.. I'll try to take one tonight but it's in the middle of my tank so.. idk..

Each plantlet was attached by like one white 'stem', and both plant are about the same size with probably 3-5 leaves and their own root systems. I've got a bulb I bought from like Walmart that I still haven't planted and there isn't really much of a noticeable difference between the two that would indicate why the bulb would have two plants..

I don't know.. and the one gut at my LFS who knows about them would probably be annoyed at another employee if I started asking questions about the bulb... They've got a couple mainly show tanks at my LFS and apparently they're not supposed to sell any of the plants out of the tank because it pretty much belongs to the one employee... the bulb he sold me came from that tank and he said "Don't tell Ray! He'd be pissed I took it!" Lol.. I don't want to get anyone in trouble...
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post #15 of 18 Old 07-16-2012, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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I have a hard time getting clear pictures of mine, too.

From what I've read, it's normal to be able to get more than one plant out of a bulb - it's one of the reasons some people recommend buying bulbs over established plants. I just wasn't expecting more than one at the same time - and I still have no idea if/when/how to detach plant #1 to make room for #2 - or #3! I'm going to try to post this question on the plant forum. . . I really DO want to know!
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Congrats Chesh!
Hope you get tons of babies from your bulb...
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post #17 of 18 Old 07-17-2012, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Heehee, thanks Lyzza!

According to others, this can and will often happen with Tiger Lotus! Yay! They say just leave it alone until it fully 'roots out'

I hope I get, like 29 of 'em!
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post #18 of 18 Old 07-22-2012, 12:46 PM
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I don't know what kind of lotus I've got.. but it is red.. but I just wanted to share this with you too, the LFS where I got the bulb from just had their lotus blossom! In the daylight! When I went to pick up the plants I got, I saw that it looked like it was sending up a shoot for a flower.. I don't know if it's the same plant I've got. I'll be taking a closer look at it when I stop by today. The tank has an open top and I'm assuming the lights must be pretty bright because the tank is very deep.. I don't know what size tank cause it's got a curved front (I don't mean bow front.. it's like S shaped) and that tank is also at the front entrance and gets some sunlight when the doors open.. so I don't know that I'd ever be able to replicate it but now I'm debating on trying it. I don't know if I can get bright enough lights and still keep the tank low tech.
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