Nymphaea lotus

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A beautiful and very varied species from West Africa with leaves of green to red-brown and varying numbers of purple spots. Can grow from 20-80 cm tall. Before forming floating leaves Nymphaea lotus (zenkeri) forms many underwater leaves. If you don’t want floating leaves, prune the roots and leaves. The beautiful, aromatic flowers can be fully appreciated in open aquariums. A nutritious bottom encourages growth. Often available in a red and a green variety. Recommended as a solitary plant for large aquariums.

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Type: Bulb/onion
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Origin: Africa
Difficulty: Medium
Growth Rate: Medium
Maximum Height: 20 - 30+
Aquarium Area: Background
Temperature: 25 - 27
Light: Medium
CO2 Demand: Low

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