It was smaller than the picture. But that isn't a big deal as these plants get HUGE. I'd rather start small as it was going in a 10G with a Betta Mahachai. It arrived on time and was packaged VERY well.
I had heard about the Co-Ops quality before and this has made me switch to buying my plants here.
(I would also recommend giving it it's on pot that can be upgraded as it gets larger. The root systems are very invasive on these plants. The extra work is WELL worth the pay off.)
Highly recommended !!
tiger is growing up fast
I have purchased these several times now and gifted one to a local friend who LOVES hers as does the betta who hangs out on it and under it. These are beautiful plants and will quickly become a favorite once you put them in your tank. Fear not if you receive one and the leaves "melt off" at first. That is normal - just trim them off - the roots and bulb will arrive strong and will soon send out new leaves that will be accustomed to your tank water. Mine are growing VERY well under both the Finnex Stingray (also purchased here) and a Nicrew "budget" light purchased from Amazon. The Nicrew only uses white and blue diodes - and the colors of those lotus plants are just as vibrant as the ones under the Stingray which also has red diodes along with the white and blue. If you use the Beamswork or Nicrew type lights - you can grow these just fine. If you plant them into your substrate, be careful to leave a third of the bulb above the substrate. another option is to use small clay flowerpots with some good plant substrate - that way you can move it around if you need to. These are a must have for your tank!
Fast delivery (one day) probably because I ordered from Seattle area. The store is far away from where I live and traffic but with $5 priority usps shipping. Why not!? The plants are arrived in great condition but the bulbs sizes were little smaller than I expected. They were half of the size of the dwarf lily ordered at the same time and only a few leaves. Not sure if they will grow out well like the other comments. Will see and keep posted.
Overall I''m very pleased with my purchase of this lovely plant. The bulb came separated from the pot and a bit mangled (which is probably due to rough handling in the post) and two of the little stems had come off. I am a fairly experienced gardener so I just put everything in the tank and they are all doing fine, rooting well and growing so basically it's a 3 for one :). I cannot wait for them to get nice and big.