Nymphaea lotus 'rot'

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Background, Midground
Difficulty: easy
Growth: fast
See also: Nymphaea lotus 'grün' , Nymphaea pubescens
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Availability [?]: 
  • frequently available commercially
  • frequently available from other aquarists

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
  • tuber
  • rooting plant with floating leaves
Botanical name [?]: Nympháea lótus L.

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Nymphaeales
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Genus: Nymphaea


The water lily Nymphaea lotus "red" or N. zenkeri "red" is native to the African tropics, where it is found in stagnant waters like lakes or temporary ponds. In aquaristics, it is by far the most popular species of its genus, and correspondingly well available in trade. It is also known under the name red tiger lotus.

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