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While I was at my parents' house for a few days, my green tiger lotus blessed me with a few offspring. I was really excited to see them, but also very surprised at their location... didn't know that our lotus friends could throw plantlets from the middle of their leaves. That's right, folks. The middle of the leaves... go figure.

There are three or four, each about an inch tall with two or three leaves. They're already developing a bit of color and what looks like some roots. This is the first time I've really dealt with these plants personally, although I talk to a few people who have them and none can tell me anything about this. Of course, I have the usual propagation questions that I couldn't find within a few minutes of online searching.

*How big should they be when I separate them from the mother plant?
*A couple of the leaves around the "babies" are looking pretty translucent; is it okay for me to remove most of the leaf?
*Does the plant's reproducing in this manner mean anything significant? I'm hoping she's not going to croak... I'm getting fond of her.

I think that's it for now. Please chime in with any info or links you have on this. I'll try to post a pic in a few days, just in case anyone wants to see what I'm talking about... it's pretty neat. The babies are really cute.
 

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Thanks for the reply. You confirmed my guesses and experience with other plants, so I feel better about this one. I guess I shouldn't have used the word "croak" because I was actually wondering if the plant was indicating that it was going to go dormant. Didn't think so, but again, I've never kept a tiger lotus before this one. The lotus in question has been sending up really thick streams of bubbles and producing huge leaves, so I'm not too concerned about the health of the plant.

Pictures will be here soon, I promise!
 
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