Red Dwarf Aquarium Lily? Help

JamesVader

So I got this red dwarf Aquarium lily bulb from AQUARIUM CO-OP

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but I’m not sure if these are roots sprouting or Leaves? I don’t know if I should flip it over or leave it how it is?

Here’s another picture

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Cody

I purchased one recently as well but nothing has sprouted yet over the last couple weeks. I’m thinking it’s a dud.

I’m guessing that’s the root side due to the amount of shoots coming out?
 
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JamesVader

I purchased one recently as well but nothing has sprouted yet over the last couple weeks. I’m thinking it’s a dud.

I’m guessing that’s the root side due to the amount of shoots coming out?
I got if four days ago, and when it arrived it already had a few of these shoots coming out. I thought I read somewhere that the leaves sprout first but I think these look like leaves? So I don’t know what to do
 
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Cody

After more reading I think you’re right. I would just leave it sit the way you have it now. It sounds like the stems will shoot before the roots like you said.
 
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Cody

After more reading I think you’re right. I would just leave it sit the way you have it now. It sounds like the stems will shoot before the roots like you said.
How is this looking today? Starting to look more like stems?
 
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JamesVader

How is this looking today? Starting to look more like stems?
Here it is today I’m still not sure lol

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Cody

Here it is today I’m still not sure lol

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I have one in a tank that looks about the same lol. And I don’t know what to make of it either lol. But nothing is growing in the other side either.
 
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JamesVader

I have one in a tank that looks about the same lol. And I don’t know what to make of it either lol. But nothing is growing in the other side either.
I guess we’ll find out together lol
Do you have a pic of yours?
 
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Cody

I guess we’ll find out together lol
Do you have a pic of yours?
I’ll post tomorrow, it’s in my kids room and she is sleeping.

It’s looking similar to yours but not as many shoots up. Worst case we will have a nice strong root structure to start with! Lol
 
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kallililly1973

I Think your best bet is to contact the seller and show them the pics you have just to make sure its sitting correctly in your substrate. Thats what i would do.
 
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Cody


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This is what mine was looking like this morning.
 
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JayAlva

Got one as well and planted it the same way.
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JamesVader

Got one as well and planted it the same way.
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These pictures just make me more confused lol
 
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JayAlva

Basically anything growing out of it should point upward haha
 
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JamesVader

Today I was looking at my bulb and I saw the first sign of a leaf! Here’s a picture


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is it just me or does that look thicker like a leaf? I think it does!
 
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JayAlva

Today I was looking at my bulb and I saw the first sign of a leaf! Here’s a picture


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is it just me or does that look thicker like a leaf? I think it does!
Yes it does. pretty cool!

When I took a picture of mine it got photobombed by my rams
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MrBryan723

Leave it. The leaves and roots grow out of the same spot and will find their direction. Often several sets of roots and leaves(plants) will sprout out of the same bulb. I usually don't bury my bulbs at all after propigating them.
 
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JamesVader

When I took a picture of mine it got photobombed by my rams
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Hey beautiful Rams by the way I love the black ones
 
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JayAlva

Hey beautiful Rams by the way I love the black ones
Thanks! coralbandit has awesome Rams and a variety of colors if you are ever looking.
 
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JamesVader

Thanks! coralbandit has awesome Rams and a variety of colors if you are ever looking.
Is he a FishLore user?
 
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JayAlva

Is he a FishLore user?
Yes I don't know how often he's on here. he's also on aquabid as well. I was referred to him by someone unrelated to this forum and stumbled on him here as well. Very good dude from all my experience with him.
 
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JamesVader

Well it’s been a few days but here is what my bulb looks like this morning! I guess we were right those were leaves, and not roots

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JayAlva

I was curious how your bulb is doing mine finally got some leaves.


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