Sometimes I think I have more pictures of the plants in this bowl than I do of my own relatives! It's been over a year since I planted of couple of red tiger lotus bulbs in used keurig coffee cups and let them root in the mostly gravel substrate. They did moderately well for a while then got lost in the constant shuffle between raising fry in a new tank and finding a place to shelter the adult parents.
This morning, I realized at least one of the k-cups still held a live plant and decided to salvage it:
The bulb had all but disappeared and an enormous root was just spilling over the rim of the k-cup. Hopefully, it will come into its own in the breeder tank where it will have a proper dirt substrate, but I don't have a good track record at transplanting these bulb-less babies.
OTOH, in the space that has opened up, I discovered something I hadn't seen since I jump-started a grove of dwarf sag
in the vicinity. We have a runner!