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

Nymphaea Lotus, also known as Tiger Lotus, originates from East Africa and Southeast Asia.  Tiger Lotus is a tropical lily and is an ideal plant to be a focal point in your aquarium. The leaves of this plant will grow up to 8 inches long and, if not pruned, will fairly 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 variety of shades and colors from green to dark red, with patches of purple or red-brown.  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 and allowing it draw nutrients from it.  

Reviews (17)

  • 5
    Tiger Lotus

    Posted by Steve Minnick on 25 May 2021

    Plant arrived green and very healthy. It was planted after soaking in water for 24 hrs. Looks great in the tank

  • 5
    Tiger Lotus

    Posted by Melinda Cocke on 24 Mar 2021

    I ordered the tiger lotus for my daughter in laws aquarium. It arrived quickly and it already had a few leaves sprouting. These are wonderful plants and it looks great in her aquarium. I will continue to order from Modern Aquarium, it is my go to aquarium plant source.

  • 5
    Growing really fast!

    Posted by Suzi Wollman on 1 Mar 2021

    I'm amazed at how much growth I've seen in just the few days I've had this plant. Can'y wait to see what it will be!

  • 5
    Healthy and great color

    Posted by Jessica Wenners on 14 Oct 2020

    Received two bulbs as part of a plant package. They started to sprout after about a week. Color is a deep red in both plants. Excited to see how they look once they get some height.

  • 5
    Tiger Lotus

    Posted by Ralph on 29 Sep 2020

    To start I bought into 2 small tiger lotus not know they were going to be so tiny. I still planted them in my tank to see how long it would be before they start to grow. In 4 days the plant tripled in size. I can't wait till it's full grown. Thanks Modern Aquarium.

  • 5
    Tiger Lotus

    Posted by Unknown on 25 Sep 2020

    I bought 6 Tiger Lotus bulbs, and all came in firm, and all sprouted within a week! So far growth is healthy, and the colors are already showing themselves.

  • 5
    tiger lotus, bulbs

    Posted by richard e kriete on 2 Sep 2020

    these are great for touch of color, plus great rooting to deliver oxy to substrata

  • 5
    Sprouting quickly

    Posted by Alejandra Ibarra on 1 Sep 2020

    So far both bulbs have been quickly sprouting!

  • 5
    tiger lotus, bulbs

    Posted by richard e kriete on 24 Jun 2020

    took ten days to see growth but they already look like they will be awesome.

  • 5

    Posted by Kevin M on 28 May 2020

    Bulbs already sprouting!!!

  • 4

    Posted by Jim S on 23 May 2020

    I purchased two bulbs. Just dropped them in and moved them to where I wanted them to grow. One looked like it started to grow algae but i have left it in the tank. The other showed root growth within a week and two weeks later has some stems. The one with algae is still not showing growth but no longer has algae on it. I'm gonna leave it and see what happens. I would buy this again.

  • 5
    Tiger lotus

    Posted by Zachary Nguyen-Moore on 6 May 2020

    Both were very healthy bulbs that have sprouted quickly with gorgeous color!