Never tought about that.....I'll give it it try.amazing!!! fertilize with your fingers! maybe you'll end up getting seeds to share!
Its pretty cool, its like a underwater orchid plant.wow, i thought planted tanks were lame till i saw that.
Thanks....the lotus plants had just gotten a hair cut as I had pads covering 1/3 of my tank. I agree with you and it does look much nicer when you can see the leaf underwater.i have a red lotus too. i love the leaves you show in your picture, i hate it when my plant starts putting up the lotus pads that only float on the surface though!
It looks like an Echinodorus Ozelot. Very nice specimen you have there. I used to have one myself but the roots were hit by some kind of algae or fungus and I had to throw it away. Your echinodorus is propagating with the stem growing from it. If you let the stem grow out of the water it will bloom flowers, but if you let it stay underwater it will produce small plantlets that you can just cut and replant. I have been looking for that specie for a long time, if you decide to let it grow into small plantlets, I could trade you some other echinodorus species for a plantlet, if you do not mind.
Thanks and I'm glad it help turned your day aroundvery cool. thanks for posting that, I was having a bad day and those pics cheered me up a bit.
You're right, it is an Ozelot as the leaves are quite large compared to the other swords.It looks like an Echinodorus Ozelot