Nymphaea stellata

Common name: Red and blue water lily Origin: India

Although sometimes sold as red tiger lotus (Nymphaea lotus var. rubra) this tropical lily has smaller, spade-shaped leaves and will grow more compact, sometimes creating a better effect in a well-planted aquarium than red tiger lotus. The leaves will grow up to 4.7 in (12 cm) long and are a brownish pink to red in color. If the light source is not bright, the plant will produce larger (8 in/20 cm) green floating leaves. As it ages it may die back naturally, even under the best conditions. Apart from a good light source and moderate fertilization, the plant has no special requirements.

Nymphaea Stellata Plant

Growth rate: Medium

Area: Midground, Specimen or unusual

The leaves o/Nymphaea stellata are more uniform in color than those of N. lotus varieties, and their growth pattern may be more suited to a well-planted aquarium. Nevertheless, pruning some larger leaves may be necessary to keep the plant tidy.

Growth rate: Medium

Area: Midground, Specimen or unusual

Light: Very Bright

Propagation: From daughter plants produced on shoots

The leaves o/Nymphaea stellata are more uniform in color than those of N. lotus varieties, and their growth pattern may be more suited to a well-planted aquarium. Nevertheless, pruning some larger leaves may be necessary to keep the plant tidy.

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