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    Nymphaea lotus 'Red'

    Tiger Lotus

    Nymphaea lotus 'Red'

    Tiger Lotus

    • Gorgeous solitary plant for bigger tanks
    • Reddish-green to red leaves
    • Dark spot and stripe pattern
    • The most popular waterlily in the aquarium hobby
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    Nymphaea lotus, a tropical waterlily species, is widespread in Africa. Imported as Nymphaea zenkeri and Tiger lotus from West Africa for a long time, it is the most popular waterlily species in the aquarium hobby. With its big, round leaves with brown spots and stripes the Tiger lotus is recommendable as a gorgeous specimen plant in larger tanks. Depending on the coloration of the submerged leaves, the plants are often distinguished in "Red" and "Green Tiger Lotus", but actually the plants delivered from the nurseries show all transitions and nuances from reddish-green to red.

    The Tiger lotus has no special demands, but should be planted in a free, well-lit place. Nutrient-rich substrate is very beneficial for its growth, but vigorously growing plants tend to develop long-stalked floating leaves, blocking out the light. To prevent this, long stalked leaves should be removed as soon as possible. However, if the plant is allowed to grow with floating leaves, one can expect its beautiful white, fragrant flowers which are open from evening to late morning.

    This plant is often, but not always, delivered as a tuber that sprouts in the tank. A short shoot with a rooting leaf rosette appears. Later the young plantlet detaches from the tuber. A young Nymphaea lotus plant is also viable when it is delivered without a tuber. Old, full-grown plants develop a tuber themselves.

    Please be aware that the submerse form of this plant could contain snails or other invertebrates.

    The water lily Nymphaea lotus "red" or N. zenkeri "red" is native to the African tropics, where it is found in stagnant waters like lakes or temporary ponds. In aquaristics, it is by far the most popular species of its genus, and correspondingly well available in trade. It is also known under the name red tiger lotus.

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    (For further informations, see "Culture" and "Design")

    Complete botanical nameNympháea lótus L.
    UsageBackground, Midground
    Aquascapingvery colourful plant for accents
    pH value5 - 8
    Temperature tolerance15 - 30°C
    Carbonate hardness2 - 14°dKH
    General hardness0 - 30°dGH
    PropagationRunners, Seeds
    Can grow emersed?unknown
    Complete botanical name
    Nympháea lótus L.
    Background, Midground
    very colourful plant for accents
    pH value
    5 - 8
    Temperature tolerance
    15 - 30°C
    Carbonate hardness
    2 - 14°dKH
    General hardness
    0 - 30°dGH
    Runners, Seeds
    Can grow emersed?

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    Matthijs S.
    27th August 2015
    Nymphaea lotus 'Red' - single plant
    Nymphaea lotus 'Red' - single plant
    Tiger Lotus

    Good value for two lily bulbs with many leaves, carefulyl and well packaged and delivered quickly, as always with Aquasabi.

    Balamurugan G.
    Didnot survive :(
    2nd January 2017
    Nymphaea lotus 'Red' - Pot
    Nymphaea lotus 'Red' - Pot
    Tiger Lotus

    while all the other plants which i have bought so far from aquasabi was good this one didnt survive got decayed within 24 hours :( , may be request you to consider the standard... (mehr lesen)

    Leon L.
    5th June 2016
    Nymphaea lotus 'Red' - Pot
    Nymphaea lotus 'Red' - Pot
    Tiger Lotus

    Die Pflanze kam in einem sehr guten Zustand an, und wächst sehr schnell, tolle neue Blätter sieht hervorragend aus .