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Boredomb 12-27-2012 06:48 PM

Holes in Tiger lilly leaf
 
What causes holes in tiger lily leaves?? Too much light, not enough nutrients, or what????
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I have two tiger lilies in one tank. The two leaves you see above are from one bulb. The other leaves it has on it are fine. The other plants leaves are also fine..

Boredomb 12-28-2012 03:53 PM

Anyone have a clue???

Byron 12-28-2012 06:20 PM

Mine does exactly the same. I know they need a nutritious substrate, so I now give each bulb (I have two in the 90g) a Flourish Tab once every 3 months, same as the larger swords. Mine also produce all floating leaves, which is what I wanted anyway, and that is usually due to lower light. So in my case I am assuming the light is not bright enough and perhaps the substrate is not rich enough. I also cannot get Hygrophila to last in this tank, and that is light-related. But I also have very soft water, and have been using Equilibrium to raise this tank to 6 or 7 dGH. I think this is a combination of factors.

Boredomb 12-28-2012 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1366007)
Mine does exactly the same. I know they need a nutritious substrate, so I now give each bulb (I have two in the 90g) a Flourish Tab once every 3 months, same as the larger swords. Mine also produce all floating leaves, which is what I wanted anyway, and that is usually due to lower light. So in my case I am assuming the light is not bright enough and perhaps the substrate is not rich enough. I also cannot get Hygrophila to last in this tank, and that is light-related. But I also have very soft water, and have been using Equilibrium to raise this tank to 6 or 7 dGH. I think this is a combination of factors.

Thanks Byron. I do have root tabs right next to them. Both bulbs have but off several leaves each. With new ones coming up now. What do you do with the leaves with holes in them? Will they be okay like that? Will they continue to "fall" apart? Do you cut them?

Byron 12-28-2012 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Boredomb (Post 1366030)
Thanks Byron. I do have root tabs right next to them. Both bulbs have but off several leaves each. With new ones coming up now. What do you do with the leaves with holes in them? Will they be okay like that? Will they continue to "fall" apart? Do you cut them?

Mine begin to disintegrate, getting yellowish/orange around the outside. If left, the stem always rots apart at some point and the leaf, or what is left of it, floats. When I see the edge begin to disintegrate, I usually snip off that leaf stem.


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