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Tiger Lotus (Nymphaea Zenkeri) - Potted

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Tiger Lotus (Nymphaea Lotus) | Potted

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 a bare-root plant and bulbs.

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Reviews (17)

  • 5
    Tiger lotus
    Posted by Ashley Newton on 26 Jul 2022

    Tiger lotus came in beautiful. I received my order almost two weeks ago and have already had several new leaves grow.

  • 5
    Tiger Lotus Potted
    Posted by S Alston on 13 Jun 2022

    The picture doesn't do the plant justice. Came in excellent shape. Experienced no die back at all. The plant is definitely a focal point in the tank. Brilliantly colored and growing rapidly

  • 5
    Fantastic addition!
    Posted by Brian Renken on 23 Dec 2021

    This has been one of my favorite plant purchases! The bulb I purchased was very easy to "plant" (if you can call it that), and within the first week already has sent roots into the substrate and grown two new leaves, with two more poking out! Very healthy and attractive!

  • 5
    Lovely healthy plant
    Posted by Dawn Gordon on 17 Mar 2021

    The plant arrived in very good condition and looking very healthy. The color is deep and vivid.

  • 5
    Great Shape, quick ship
    Posted by Wayne A Shaw on 23 Feb 2021

    Really loved this plant

  • 4
    Tiger Lotus
    Posted by Lain on 28 Jan 2021

    Carefully packed and made it through shipping with minimal damage. Instructions for preparing plants upon receipt was informative.

  • 5
    Show stealer
    Posted by Stoneisland on 29 Sep 2020

    Very beautiful, colorful plant. Rapid grower. Treat yourself

  • 5
    Tiger Lotus
    Posted by Rob Cook on 9 Sep 2020

    Great specimen received. Small, healthy, and very colorful. The plant has already produced new leaves in a matter of days. Thank you

  • 5
    So Bright and Pretty
    Posted by Jeannette on 28 Aug 2020

    Much more color than I expected, lovely plant! It will look great against all the green in my tank.

  • 5
    Best plant ever!
    Posted by Kim Nicolosi on 27 Aug 2020

    I have purchased so many I have lost count. The grow and create pads on the top of the tank. Fish love them!

  • 5
    Tiger lotus
    Posted by Peter on 4 Aug 2020

    My Tiger Lotus arrived healthy and beautiful. Its been planted in my tank for a week now. Its made new leaves and is even more vibrant than when it arrived.

  • 5
    Tiger lotus
    Posted by Yamamoto on 1 Jul 2020

    Beautiful colors, a tad smaller than I thought. Nice roots.