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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 12:18 am Post subject: Bulbs Reply with quote

 Hi  all,
   I  bought  some  bulb  plants  from  LFS  a  year  back.  It  was  nice  and  i  had  new  leaves  coming  out  and  some  baby  plants  were  on  the  edge  of  the  leaves.  I  planted  the  babies  and  they  were  just  an  inch(the  leaves).  And  when  i  pulled  out  the  babies(3)  one  had  a  bigger  bulb  around  1  inch  and  the  other  two  were  just  5mm  in  dia.
 
 My  question's  are
 Do  the  bulb  plants  has  dormancy(Hibernation)  period?  
   
 Can  the  bulbs  be  dried  and  stored  and  when  planted,  do  they  bloom?
 
 The  second  question  arised  in  me  because  one  of  my  friend  said  that  we  can  get  dry  bulbs  from  singapore.
 
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 Krishna  Raju
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 11:11 am Post subject: Re: Bulbs Reply with quote

 Hi  Raju,
 
 Do  the  bulb  plants  has  dormancy(Hibernation)  period?  
 yes  they  do  have  dormancy  period,especially  plants  like  aponogeton  species.
 
 Can  the  bulbs  be  dried  and  stored  and  when  planted,  do  they  bloom?
 dont  know  whether  they  can  be  dried,but  definetly  can  be  stored  in  some  cool  place  like  fridge  throughout  your  summer.[just  gave  a  google  to  it>seems  they  can  be  dried  and  shipped]
 -bulbs  dont  bloom  flowers;but  after  hibernation  they  do  give  out  new  shoots  Smile
 
 Ya  may  be  you  can  get  the  bulbs!  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 11:36 am Post subject: Re: Bulbs Reply with quote

 Hi  Raju,
 
 I  have  seen  Dried  Bulb  Plants  in  a  local  stores.  
 The  pack  says  100%  life  guaranteed  when  put  back  in  water.  
 
 Will  get  more  information  in  a  day  or  two  if  anything  mentioned  on  the  Pack.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 12:13 pm Post subject: Re: Bulbs Reply with quote

 Hi  Krishna,
 
 Though  under  "Aquatic  Plants  and  Planted  Aquaria"  section,  I  would  suggest  to  change  the  topic  to  'Plants  with  bulb’  would  be  more  appropriate.  As  the  word  â€˜bulb’  alone  is  synonymous  with  â€˜lamps’.  Smile  
 
 There  is  a  hibernation  period,  in  nature  this  is  seasonal  &  these  bulbs  may  just  remain  buried  into  marshy  lands  or  under  water.  As  soon  as  the  favorable  parameters,  temp,  water  condition,  etc,  are  present  they  will  shoot  back,  i.e.  if  they  have  resources  &  nutrient  in  store.  Generally,  when  we  buy  the  plants  they  are  either  cultivated  in  large  ponds,  green  houses  or  collected  from  nature,  in  all  these  places  it  has  grown  under  the  most  favorable  conditions  &  the  bulbs  are  reasonably  good  sized.  When  you  plant  them  in  aquariums  it’s  like  a  seasonal  change  for  them  &  they  will  sprout  &  flower,  but  it  only  utilizes  what’s  stored  in  its  powerhouse.  Most  of  us  don’t  realize  this  bit  &  the  bulb  reduces  in  size  due  to  lack  of  necessary  supplements  â€“  stops  giving  out  new  leaves  after  ~3  months  Â â€“  leaves  start  dropping  off  (we  think  it’s  gone  into  hibernation)  &  ultimately  rots.  
 
 In  Aquarium  we  have  conditions  including  the  lighting  period.  With  varieties  of  plants  under  the  â€˜same  conditions’  some  are  bound  to  take  the  hit,  while  others  flourish.  These  plants  do  very  well  is  outdoor  ponds  where  things  are  left  to  nature  &  even  in  aquariums  which  can  replicate  the  environment  &  provide  them  the  source  of  food  â€“  not  to  just  retain  the  size  of  the  bulb,  but  to  grow  in  size  so  that  it  can  survive  through  the  hibernation  &  sprout  back  instantly  in  the  next  season  â€“  while  the  roots  grow  to  gather  new  supply  it  utilizes  what’s  stored  within.
 
 Aquatic  plant  bulbs  cannot  be  stored  in  a  dry  form,  none  that  I've  seen  or  heard  of.  When  I  say  â€˜dry’  it’s  more  like  Gladulous  bulbs  (flowers)  which  are  dry  on  the  outside  but  still  has  life  within,  but  if  kept  out  in  the  dry  for  too  long  they  will  dehydrate  &  die.  IMO,  they  still  require  some  amount  of  moisture  content  to  keep  them  going  through  the  hibernation  cycle.
 
 Most  Aponogeton  varieties  do  flower.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 12:38 pm Post subject: Re: Bulbs Reply with quote

 Hi,  Krishna
 Can  you  name  the  plant,many  aquatic  plants  have  bulbs,  like  Apnogoton  ,Cryptocoryn  ,Nenuphars...usually  flowering  plants  requires  rest
 some  nenuphar  lilies  are  kept  under  dormacy  or  they  go  dormant  after  shedding  leaves,  my  blue  nenuphar  is  always  blooming.If  non  flowering  you  can  leave  as  it  is.  This  is  my  experience  but  not  very  shure.
 
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