|I became interested in growing Victoria Cruziana trpoical water lilies after reading about them on the rec.ponds NewsGroup. Jack Honeycutt - http://www.users.uswest.net/~jhoneycutt/ grows and propogates these giant water lilies, so I contacted Jack, and received 15 seeds from him.
|I set up a 10 gallon aquarium, and prepared the seeds. I soaked them in a bleach solution and then planted them in clear cups, half filled with clay soil from my yard, so that I keep an eye on them.
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|Only one has sprouted so far....these are the the second set of leaves.
|See the third leaf set? It is the floater starting upward (looks like a comma), beside the leaf on the right.
|It has a floating leaf now! June 26, 1999
|As soon as the second floater leaf gets to the top of the water, I will repot, and place into a small pre-formed water garden pond, then will later transplant into this pond.
|July 2, 1999 - I had to repot and place my lily out in the preformed pond sooner than I had thought I would. It doesn't look like it, but this lily is below water level about 4 inches
|Second leaf is starting upward.
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