Nymphaea stellata Bulb

  • Stock: 8 units in stock
  • Model: 3817
  • Origin: South East Asia
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A beautiful bulb that develops with lovely brown/red leaves. These will reach to the surface of your aquarium making them particularly useful for tall aquariums. Similar to Nymphae lotus, but the leaves are more pointed as opposed to rounded.

The leaves can become quite large and offer excellent protection from the light for fish such as discus.

This plant is unlikely to cause many difficulties in the aquarium as it grows in a wide range of water conditions. It can survive in warm water (up to 30 degrees) and is ideal for a discus tank. When placing in your aquarium, simply place it on the top of your substrate - do not push into the substrate or they will rot.

by James B. on 7/4/2021

Already sprouted leaves.

by Mark D. on 7/3/2021

Nothing happened for the first 3-4 weeks. There’s about 6 small strands coming from it now, about 6mm long & the width of a hair, so I live in hope!

by Andrew W. on 18/7/2019

Arrived quickly and well packed. Already had leaves and roots. Now growing new leaves. Recommended.

by Paul C. on 3/4/2019

The bulb came in top condition. I popped it into the tank and could literally see it starting to grow in the first day. Excellent product!!

by Paul D. on 2/3/2019

Arrived well packaged and placed into new larger aquarium, so far growing really well. Very pleased.

by Raju K. on 1/8/2018

Very happy with my purchase. The bulb plant came with leaf growth and was healthy. The bulb is growing already in my aquarium. Highly recommended and will buy again from seller again. Thank you.

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Nymphaea stellata (nouchali?) v. Nymphoides aquatica in a small 5 gallon tank that's taller than it is wide? The tank is cylindrical, about 30cm diameter by 60cm high. Which is more likely to thrive poking its leaves out the top and still leave enough space and light for fish underneath (bettas)? Or neither in that space? Thanks!

Opt for stellata

I have one of these nymphaea bulb and recently it shed all its leave and stems they've never grown back but it's not dead. Is it normal for this to happen? Thanks :)


Quite normal so don't worry :)

How do you plant it?


simply place it on the aquarium soil and give it a slight wiggle - that's it

does the bulb have to be fully under sand, as some bulbs dont always have to be fully submersed


we recommend that bulbs are placed on the substrate or buried to a maximum depth of 1/3.

Can this grow with sand substrate?



My bulb, which I placed in the aquarium and forgot, seems to be some kind of super grower. It shoots out new stems and leaves every couple of days which grow SO rapidly to the top of the tank - 55 cm - that I'm renaming it The Triffid. So if you need something fast . . . . .

Hi, I have a 3ft deep tank, would the leaves reach the surface ? Thanks.


Yes they most likely will.

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