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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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Description

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.

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 name Nympháea lótus L.
Family Nymphaeaceae
Genus Nymphaea
Difficulty easy
Usage Background, Midground
Aquascaping very colourful plant for accents
Growth fast
pH value 5 - 8
Temperature tolerance 15 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness 2 - 14°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Runners, Seeds
Can grow emersed? unknown
Source Flowgrow
Complete botanical name
Nympháea lótus L.
Family
Nymphaeaceae
Genus
Nymphaea
Difficulty
easy
Usage
Background, Midground
Aquascaping
very colourful plant for accents
Growth
fast
pH value
5 - 8
Temperature tolerance
15 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness
2 - 14°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Runners, Seeds
Can grow emersed?
unknown
Source
Flowgrow

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

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

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... (read more)

Paul G.
Fantastic plant
9th October
Nymphaea lotus 'Red' - Pot
Nymphaea lotus 'Red' - Pot

Great quality and health when it arrived. First time ordering from Aquasabi and I was very impressed with everything - the site is fantastic, the selection is amazing and the... (read more)

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