The Nymphaea Lotus is quite a beautiful plant that will stand out in any aquarium, though it is ideally suited for large aquariums. This is a West African species whose leaves range from reddish brown to green with varying amounts of purple spots. This is a large plant that will grow from 20 to 80 cm tall. Once it reaches the surface, it will begin creating floating leaves. Prior to this it will have numerous underwater leaves. If you would prefer to not have floating leaves, simply prune the roots and leaves. On open top aquariums, the flowers are very aromatic.
Note, a nutritious aquarium bottom very much encourages growth.
|Type||Bulb / onion||
|Height||20 - 30+ cm|