Lotus Question

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In my 75g I four tiger lotus. Two are red and two are green. Now the red lotus grows like a plague and fires out multiple runners each week. This is quite good because my LFS gives me credit for them. On the other hand, the green lotus grows really slow and never puts out runners. It's really no big deal because the green lotus has got fairly large over the months anyway. I'm just curious as to why there should be a different growth rate. Same tank, same lighting, ferts, etc.
 

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Re: Lotus Question

Sometimes the tuber plays a large role, eg the condition it was in when you bought it.

Also, if you allow the one to dominate, the others often will not grow as vigorously. You can add more ferts to see.
Especially NO3.

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Tom Barr
 

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Re: Lotus Question

That could be it. The green lotus were bought as bulbs. The red lotus were small plants with a root system, introduced about a month after the green.