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Tiger Lotus (Nymphaea Lotus)

Tiger Lotus, also known by its scientific name as Nymphaea Lotus, originates from East Africa and Southeast Asia. The leaves of this plant will grow up to 8 inches long and, if not pruned, will quickly reach the surface of the water where they will float, providing shade in the aquarium and making fish feel more secure. The leaves can come in a variety of shades and colors from green to dark red, with patches of purple or red-brown. 

Care Guide For Tiger Lotus

Tiger Lotus will appreciate good light and fertilization. Provided with good conditions, this tropical lily will grow fast and start quickly producing several leaves sometimes in the manner of just a few days. Tiger Lotus can be kept compact and submerged by regularly cutting leaves racing up to the top of the aquarium and by providing good lighting. The roots of the plant will spread quickly anchoring the plant securely in the substrate, allowing them to draw nutrients from it.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
  • Temperature Range: 71-86°F
  • Tank Placement: Midground-Background

Tiger Lotus is a tropical lily and is an ideal plant to be a focal point in your aquarium. It should be planted in the midground or background. The plant propagates from daughter plants on runners.

Tiger Lotus is also available as potted and in bulbs.

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Reviews (34)

  • 5
    My feature plant!
    Posted by Joel Montesano on 3 Nov 2022

    The red tiger lotus is the feature plant in our 20 gallon. When I first received it, some of the leaves had melted and I thought the plant was dead. Thankfully I was told that what matters is the condition of the bulb. I stuck it in my tank, and within days new leaves began to appear. It is now the pride of our plant collection. Great purchase!

  • 5
    Iger Lotus
    Posted by Betty on 1 Nov 2022

    I've brought more then and of these plants and have never been disappointed. It may come in a little on the small side but put it in your tank and watch it/them grow big, and beautiful.

  • 5
    Posted by Rt on 13 Sep 2022

    I have ordered these several times and they never disappoint!

  • 5
    It's been a week and it's already sprouted 3 new leaves
    Posted by David on 17 May 2022

    Comes in a rough state but immediately settled in and started blooming

  • 4
    Live plants
    Posted by John on 25 Mar 2022

    Arrived in good and healthy condition. Doing well and already growing in my 75 gal tank

  • 5
    my fave!!
    Posted by avery on 22 Mar 2022

    such a pretty plant and looks great in my tank!

  • 5
    Tiger Lotus
    Posted by G Conrad on 16 Feb 2022

    I can't wait for this plant to start growing. And if it doesn't, it's on me because all the plants I received were healthy and thriving.

  • 5
    Tiger lotus plant
    Posted by Ed on 10 Feb 2022

    Received order on time as expected. Plant was in good condition. Plant was planted in aquarium and has been planted for about week. Plant is doing well even has new growth already. This plant was also planted in aquarium with existing co2 system. Very pleased so far

  • 5
    Great little plant
    Posted by Alysha Lockyer on 24 Jan 2022

    Planted this little gou in my tank with drift wood. The water colour is quite tan and so I thought it would look great there. Leaves are just starting to go a bit red now and is looking healthy. Will need to get more I think

  • 5
    Beautiful plant
    Posted by Monique on 13 Jan 2022

    Looks awesome in my betta tank

  • 4
    Tiger Lotus
    Posted by Emmalee on 11 Jan 2022

    Overall a healthy plant with pretty colors but some leaves were damaged.

  • 5
    Plant purchase
    Posted by Lenora Smith on 20 Oct 2021

    Great selections, fast service, and the plants I have ordered have all been delivered with great care and in great shape. Highly recommend this company.