Popular, aquarium Lilly plant Red Tiger Lotus with variable leaf colour from dark red to brown, spotted leaves with beautiful red flowers. Pinch out long stemmed leaves regularly to achieve a compact, dense rosette of submerged leaves. Pruning of floating leaves will promote growth of submerged leaves however the removal of these floating leaves will prevent the plants from flowering thus if blooms are desired, allow the leaves to grow to the surface. This will provide a striking eye catcher in any type of aquarium.
Family : Nymphaeaceae
Common Name: Red Tiger Lotus
Proper Name: Nymphaea lotus 'Zenkeri'
Category: Water Lilies
Temperature: 22 - 30 C
PH: 5 - 8
Growth Rate: Slow
Origin: East Africa, Southeast Asia
Position in Aquascape: Foreground