View Full Version : New Lillies

08-16-2009, 03:01 PM
I picked up a two pack of lily bulbs this friday while I was at the pet shop. I know it's hit or miss with these things but I figured I would give them a try as I've been wanting to grow them again for a while now.

I planted the bulbs in my tank on Friday night and when I checked my tank this morning (less than 40 hours later) there is already a shoot coming out of the larger of the two bulbs! Awesome! I've been trying to find a nice deep red plant to use as a centerpiece in that tank for a while and now it looks like I might just have one (or two). :hmm3grin2orange: :hmm3grin2orange:


08-16-2009, 05:40 PM
Congratulations! I love lilly plants. They make for gorgeous center piece plants.

I'm glad yours is growing so quickly. It took about a week for my bulb to get to where yours is, but now I get a new leaf every three days.

Good luck with it.

08-16-2009, 06:31 PM
Very cool.I found a trick to grow those bulbs once.Use a shallow glass baking pan with enough water to cover the bulbs,add a bit of liquid fert such as leaf zone and set them in a not too hot window sill.Let them sprout good then add them to the tank.This keeps the fish from messing with them.

08-24-2009, 02:55 PM
Just an update. The bulb is doing AWESOME! There are at least 4 if not 5 or 6 individual sprouts on the bulb which I think will all become separate plants. I've used smaller bulbs like this in the past which gave a single plant but I've never had one bulb produce so many individual stems.


08-24-2009, 03:05 PM
Thats awesome, congrats :19: