Tiger Lotus

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Nyphaea lotus zenkeri - Linnaeus, 1753
Tiger Lotus

A miniature water lily for larger aquaria. GNU

[edit] Overview

This miniature water lily variety is a favorite of many aquarists with room to house a fast-growing centerpiece species. Not fussy about water conditions, it will throw up new leaves with astonishing speed, with the pads reaching the water's surface in a matter of days, even in meter (yard)-deep aquaria.

Colors range from green to dappled reddish brown, occasionally with purple splotches.

It will flower with a true night-blooming water lily blossom if given space and nutrients, treating its keeper to a delicate floral aroma.

Family: Nymphaeaceae

Other common name(s):

Native range:

Maximum height: 60 cm (24 in)

Minimum aquarium size: 152 L (40 gal)

Lighting: Moderate to bright.

Placement: Center.

Water: Freshwater 22 °C (295 K, 72 °F) - 30 °C (303 K, 86 °F)

[edit] Feeding

A well-fertilized substrate will support healthy growth.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

Should not be crowded by other large plants. In turn, its floating pads may negatively impact other plants that become shaded out.

[edit] Special Care

To prevent floating leaves shading the tank, the stems can be trimmed before or after the pads reach the water surface.


Reference: The 101 Best Aquarium Plants
Image credit: GNU/Wikipedia Commons
Text credit: MES
Facts about Tiger LotusRDF feed
Common name Tiger Lotus  +
Family Nymphaeaceae  +
Genus Nyphaea  +
Image credit GNU/Wikipedia Commons  +
Lighting Moderate to bright.  +
Maximum height 24 in  +
Minimum aquarium size 40 gal  +
Native range West Africa  +
Placement Center.  +
Reference The 101 Best Aquarium Plants  +
Specific name lotus zenkeri  +
Text credit MES  +
Water max temp 303 K (30 °C, 86 °F)  +
Water min temp 295 K (22 °C, 72 °F)  +
Water type Freshwater  +