Nymphaea lotus with leaves Potted (Tiger Lotus)

  • Model: 019
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Please note this plant can vary in size from the above picture depending on what we are sent from Tropica, if you are size sensitive please contact us before purchasing so we can advise you.

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 robin h. on 11/4/2020

Unfortunately the leaves to this plant were rotted and black slime... Not a good traveller... Im hoping the bulb might re sprout.

by Tanya J. on 29/6/2019

Arrived quicker than stated, and was well packaged protecting the plants. I am very pleased with the plants, they had a good established root system and the leaves were healthy and unmanaged from the transit. I can’t fault this company and their plants

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.

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