Lily ID

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    Hi all. I'm curious about the type of lily that was used to achieve the effect below. Looks like quite small leaves at surface level.

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    Wow great picture.:cool:
     
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    Is it me or are those tadpoles ?
     
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    Heheh, yes, they are tadpoles. It's a random pic I found on the net, but I really like the "forest" effect of the lillies.
     
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    It's more about the depth they planted at as well as the nutrient loading of the soil. I have kept Nymphaea nouchali var caerulea small (leaves6-7cm diameter as opposed to up to 30cm diameter) by constrining it in a small pot and not repotting it (i.e. replenishing nutrients in soil). And yes it flowers even when kept like this. It flowered non-stop for the whole of summer and autumn in a 15cm pot.

    If the soil in the pic is basically sand with minimal enrichment and the water is deeper than 50cm then they dwarf down - it takes a lot to get to the surface and given that the soil isn't giving much, they diminutise to cope with the conditions.
     
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    Epic answer - thank you very much for the info.
     

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