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Old 21-02-2003, 09:14 AM
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How does a tiger lotus plant "reproduce"? I don't know the correct
terminology, so pardon my language... Does it split at the rhizome? If
so, how do I know when or where it's ready to split? If not a rhizome,
then what does it do?

-Daniel



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Old 21-02-2003, 11:36 AM
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How does a tiger lotus plant "reproduce"? I don't know the correct
terminology, so pardon my language... Does it split at the rhizome? If
so, how do I know when or where it's ready to split? If not a rhizome,
then what does it do?


It produces short runners, with new plants at the ends of them. Sometimes it
produces a new rhizome/tuber, but it's not necessary. You can transplant the
new baby plant even if it doesn't have a tuber.

As for how to tell when it's split...it's not easy, because it all happens
underground. Sometimes you can see the runner, and a new plant that is visibly
separate from the mother. But often, it just looks like one big plant, until
you dig it up and find that it's six or eight smaller ones, really close
together.

They also produce flowers and seeds, but that's not the way they are commonly
propagated in an aquarium. My Nymphaea has a flower stalk with a bud on it
again, but I don't expect it to actually bloom.



Leigh

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Old 21-02-2003, 11:36 AM
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How does a tiger lotus plant "reproduce"? I don't know the correct
terminology, so pardon my language... Does it split at the rhizome? If
so, how do I know when or where it's ready to split? If not a rhizome,
then what does it do?


It produces short runners, with new plants at the ends of them. Sometimes it
produces a new rhizome/tuber, but it's not necessary. You can transplant the
new baby plant even if it doesn't have a tuber.

As for how to tell when it's split...it's not easy, because it all happens
underground. Sometimes you can see the runner, and a new plant that is visibly
separate from the mother. But often, it just looks like one big plant, until
you dig it up and find that it's six or eight smaller ones, really close
together.

They also produce flowers and seeds, but that's not the way they are commonly
propagated in an aquarium. My Nymphaea has a flower stalk with a bud on it
again, but I don't expect it to actually bloom.



Leigh

http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/halloween/881/
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Old 23-02-2003, 08:18 PM
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Yep I concur,
My almighty great big thing has already had 3 babies....actually, I have
practically a whole tank of that plant now...but I like it very much.

The way to see it, I think, is that you will notice that you'll have a bunch
of certain sized leaves at the base that don't really get much bigger. Then
you can try gently pulling it away (sand as substrate is easy). It will
come away very easily if it is a separate plantlet.

"LeighMo" wrote in message
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How does a tiger lotus plant "reproduce"? I don't know the correct
terminology, so pardon my language... Does it split at the rhizome? If
so, how do I know when or where it's ready to split? If not a rhizome,
then what does it do?


It produces short runners, with new plants at the ends of them. Sometimes

it
produces a new rhizome/tuber, but it's not necessary. You can transplant

the
new baby plant even if it doesn't have a tuber.

As for how to tell when it's split...it's not easy, because it all happens
underground. Sometimes you can see the runner, and a new plant that is

visibly
separate from the mother. But often, it just looks like one big plant,

until
you dig it up and find that it's six or eight smaller ones, really close
together.

They also produce flowers and seeds, but that's not the way they are

commonly
propagated in an aquarium. My Nymphaea has a flower stalk with a bud on

it
again, but I don't expect it to actually bloom.



Leigh

http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/halloween/881/



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Old 23-02-2003, 08:18 PM
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Yep I concur,
My almighty great big thing has already had 3 babies....actually, I have
practically a whole tank of that plant now...but I like it very much.

The way to see it, I think, is that you will notice that you'll have a bunch
of certain sized leaves at the base that don't really get much bigger. Then
you can try gently pulling it away (sand as substrate is easy). It will
come away very easily if it is a separate plantlet.

"LeighMo" wrote in message
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How does a tiger lotus plant "reproduce"? I don't know the correct
terminology, so pardon my language... Does it split at the rhizome? If
so, how do I know when or where it's ready to split? If not a rhizome,
then what does it do?


It produces short runners, with new plants at the ends of them. Sometimes

it
produces a new rhizome/tuber, but it's not necessary. You can transplant

the
new baby plant even if it doesn't have a tuber.

As for how to tell when it's split...it's not easy, because it all happens
underground. Sometimes you can see the runner, and a new plant that is

visibly
separate from the mother. But often, it just looks like one big plant,

until
you dig it up and find that it's six or eight smaller ones, really close
together.

They also produce flowers and seeds, but that's not the way they are

commonly
propagated in an aquarium. My Nymphaea has a flower stalk with a bud on

it
again, but I don't expect it to actually bloom.



Leigh

http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/halloween/881/





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Tiger lotus is a bulb plant. It can send out multiple plants from one
bulb. That is the only way I have seen it reproduce but it must lay
seeds as well if it is a bulb plant.



Marcus

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On Fri, 21 Feb 2003 01:14:38 -0800, Daniel Whiting
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How does a tiger lotus plant "reproduce"? I don't know the correct
terminology, so pardon my language... Does it split at the rhizome? If
so, how do I know when or where it's ready to split? If not a rhizome,
then what does it do?

-Daniel


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Default tiger lotus rhizome/runners/????

Tiger lotus is a bulb plant. It can send out multiple plants from one
bulb. That is the only way I have seen it reproduce but it must lay
seeds as well if it is a bulb plant.



Marcus

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On Fri, 21 Feb 2003 01:14:38 -0800, Daniel Whiting
wrote:

How does a tiger lotus plant "reproduce"? I don't know the correct
terminology, so pardon my language... Does it split at the rhizome? If
so, how do I know when or where it's ready to split? If not a rhizome,
then what does it do?

-Daniel


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Old 26-02-2003, 10:13 PM
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Tiger lotus is a bulb plant.

Actually, it isn't. I thought it was, but it's not. It's not a true bulb.

Those lumpy things are actually rhizomes, not bulbs. They store energy for the
plant, but aren't necessary to grow or propagate.



Leigh

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Tiger lotus is a bulb plant.

Actually, it isn't. I thought it was, but it's not. It's not a true bulb.

Those lumpy things are actually rhizomes, not bulbs. They store energy for the
plant, but aren't necessary to grow or propagate.



Leigh

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