Got a Tiger Lotus Bulb, is it alive?

JoshYoungman

Member
HI all

I've recently ordered a tiger Lotus online and it arrived as a bulb with a small shoot coming out. I put it in the tank, half(ish) buried in the substrate as instructions said online and gave it a root tab as well. It's been in the tank a couple of days and a weird white stuff growing on the exposed part of the bulb, but the shoot looks a little bit longer.

The tank gets 8 hours of light a day, no CO² and I dose with liquid ferts once a week.

Do you think it'll live or is the white stuff part of it dying off?

Thanks
Josh
 

INeedHelpLol

Member
Never used bulbs. But...
You sure it ain't upside-down?
 
  • Thread Starter

JoshYoungman

Member
INeedHelpLol said:
Never used bulbs. But...
You sure it ain't upside-down?
It could be, for all I know, I've never used a bulb myself either.

I believe that both the roots and shoots grow out of the same point of the bulb but I'm not sure
 

lc1958

Member
Roots and leaves grow from the same spot. I lay mine on their sides above substrate and place a few pebbles around them to keep the snails from moving them. A few weeks they will put down roots and
be anchored in place.
 

Most photos, videos and links are disabled if you are not logged in.

Log in or register to view

Top Bottom