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Old 10-24-2012, 05:12 PM   #1 
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Lilly plant growing upside down

The title pretty much sums it up. I bought a Lilly bulb about a week ago and dropped it in my tank. It was doing great until a few days ago. The plant is on it's "bottom", but the roots have come from underneath it and are growing up towards the top of the tank. I assumed they would push there way into the gravel like other plants do, but no, it has a mind of it's own. Is it ok if I push the roots down myself or will I hurt the plant? Will it figure it out on its own and the roots will go the correct way?
I'm not very familiar with aquarium plants, but I have had regular bulb plants and they've never done this before.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:57 PM   #2 
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Flipping it over will make it work it's way towards the top much faster. No harm and no foul.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:18 PM   #3 
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Well, I did that, and the roots changed direction and are growing upwards again, at least I'm assuming they're roots. Well, I guess, I'll just let it figure out how to grow on its own.
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