View Full Version : surprise aponogeton!

02-12-2011, 03:43 AM
I bought some of those walmart bulbs a while back. Took what I thought was all of them out because they were rotting and getting a white fuzz on them. Well I guess I missed one because one is sprouting up between my dragon's toes.

02-12-2011, 04:16 AM

Those bulb packages can be really hit or miss, I've had some that do great and others that just rot as well.

02-12-2011, 04:19 AM
my GF bought me one of those aponogeton package things with 3 bulbs. theyve only been in my tank a couple days so im not too sure how theyre doing. couldnt really find any good info on roughly how long it takes to sprout roots...soooo....how long do yours take cassandra to sprout roots?

p.s. not trying to thread-jack your thread!

02-12-2011, 05:23 AM
got a pack of those and a pack of lilys 2 months ago nothing with the aps but one of the lily bubs sprouted 3 days ago an is 4 inches tall allready with 2 inch roots so i would say totally hit and miss

02-12-2011, 06:32 AM
lol I had them in a tank with my betta for about 4 weeks, then they were moved to my big tank and the one that sprouted probably took another 3 weeks. SO probably about 7-8 weeks for mine. All of a sudden yesterday I saw what looked like 2 strands of grass about 1 1/2 inches long. Today they are about 2 inches long. And I mean "all of a sudden" very literally. There was absolutely nothing the day before yesterday and then the next day there they were all of a sudden. Now Im kinda bummed I threw all the rest away. Just be patient with them. Good luck!:ssmile:

02-12-2011, 10:18 AM
See, I told you, it just takes time with those sometimes! They grow like crazy when they do take off though!

02-12-2011, 08:25 PM
hoping mine grow ide love to have some in my tank

02-17-2011, 07:09 PM
Well, it's been 6 days since my aponogeton seed sprouted, every morning I wake up to at least one more leaf, here's how she looks now! Pretty quick huh...not quite sure why its growing sideways, I would suspect light, but the position of the dragon isnt limiting the plants light, perhaps the position of the seed?