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.
I've bought these from other places as either plants or bulbs and they've always failed to thrive. The other bulbs never grew and the plant died back to nothing before finally re-sprouting probably six months later. I was prepared to wait a while for results but these bulbs sprouted immediately and already look gorgeous. I will definitely be buying more in the future!