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I bought yesterday a new plant : Nymphaea Lotus Red (ZENKERI)
I searched the internet for this plant and I find out that it should have a bulb.
My plant is without bulb but has allot strong roots.

What problems can this plant have without bulb?
Will it ever grow a bulb?
What chances of propagation does it have without bulb?
 

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I started out with one red lotus bulb. Over the years it has spread babies all over the tank. I have had probably 100 plants from this one bulb.
Every once in awhile I will see a bulb when I uproot them, but not often. I have sold scores of them to people here at APC and I believe there is no issue, but now that you mention it, I wonder why only some have bulbs.
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Taking the plant off the bulb is how you propagate this plant, then the bulb grows new and so on. I have had runners as well which i have replanted elsewhere in the tank and they have eventually started to grow a small bulb.
 

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I bought one from a member of this forum ~2 weeks ago. When I was taking it out of the package, the plant broke off the bulb. Now the plant is doing fine and the bulb is growing into a new plant. I don't think that you have anything to worry about. :)
 
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