Nymphaea lotus with leaves Potted (Red Tiger Lotus)

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A beautiful and very varied species from West Africa with leaves of green to red-brown and varying numbers of purple spots. Can grow from 20-80 cm tall. Before forming floating leaves Nymphaea lotus (zenkeri) forms many underwater leaves. If you don't want floating leaves, prune the roots and leaves. The beautiful, aromatic flowers can be fully appreciated in open aquariums. A nutritious bottom encourages growth. Often available in a red and a green variety. Recommended as a solitary plant for large aquariums.

Origin: West Africa
Type:   Bulbs and tubers
Growth:   medium
Height:  20 cm - 80 cm
Width: 25 cm - 60 cm
Light demands: 0.50 Watt per liter
CO2 demands: 6-14 mg per liter

by Simon B. on 9/10/2018

Delivered on time and in good condition, been in aquarium just over two weeks and growing well......... A+

by Sue B. on 18/8/2018

This plant looks amazing in my tank. Quick delivery, carefully packaged so in a few weeks it’s leaves has doubled. First class addition to my plant collection

by Stephen Wilson on 25/9/2016

Unfortunately my bulb arrived with The leaves broken off but Aqua Essentials did refund credit note.

by Talia Reed on 24/7/2016

Bought this plant just over two weeks ago, it arrived in good condition, and it has sprouted loads of new leaves since then and now has its first surface leaf.

by James Casswell on 19/7/2016

this plant is great at providing cover for my fish to get out of the lights and adds a great color change to an other wise green tank the leave are growing really fast too and its tough to keep on top of them as a mid ground plant

by Andrew Culley on 18/3/2016

Love this plant, once its rooted itself nicely it will grow like crazy. If you keep cutting the long stems down it will grow nice and dense at the bottom.

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