Dwarf Lily (Nymphaea Rubra)

(9 reviews)
0.20 LBS
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A beautiful and very varied species with reddish leaves, before forming floating leaves Nymphaea forms many underwater leaves If you don't want floating leaves, prune the roots and leaves a nutritious bottom encourages growth. When the plant grows older it sometimes sends a flower stem up to the water surface with an aromatic, elegant lily flower. Suitable for indoor aquariums

Planting Float bulb when it is saturated with water it will sink then adjust position in the aquarium.


  • Common Name: Dwarf Lily
  • Family Name: Nymphaeaceae
  • Native To: Sri Lanka
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 7.0
  • Growth Demands: Moderate
  • Growth Form: Rosette
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Midground
  • Available As: Bulb


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  • 5

    Posted by John Oliveira Jr on Jul 12th 2022

    Came in perfectly with roots and bulb in great shape. I lost one leaf off of it in the first 24 hours, but that's all. It is growing great.

  • 5
    The T-Rex of plants!

    Posted by Anthony Marcus on Sep 17th 2021

    This plant is crazy. If it is a dwarf version then I would hate to see the size of the non-dwarf version. I received this plant as a replacement for another which was out of stock. It came with maybe 3 little leaves growing out of the 3/4 inch bulb. I put the bulb in the tank and covered maybe 1/8 of an inch of the bulb. I dose with Flourish Excel every second day and use NO CO2. My substrate is layered with a fertilizing powder on the glass then Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum on top. After a week the first plant split into two plants and started shooting up the surface leaves. Now after a month, this bulb has turned into the T-Rex of plants. Leaves are 6-8 inches across and just keep on sprouting. I am trimming these plants back every week so the other plant species can enjoy some light too. This is an amazing plant to watch grow as it is a hybrid, growing both submersed and emersed simultaneously.

  • 5
    Nymphaea Rubra

    Posted by LAM on May 27th 2021

    A small piece with several very little leaves. But very healthy. Now it has more leaves and bigger bigger every day. Thank you so much.

  • 5
    dwarf lily

    Posted by JOSEPH KRETSCHMER on Mar 23rd 2021

    I put it in the center of the 110 gallon tank with a lot of light and in the time I've had it, it has like eight new leaves. I am very happy with it and hope it really grows out. Have used one root tab to help it.

  • 5
    Dwarf Lily

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 5th 2020

    I bought a few of these in the same order and they all came already growing and healthy. These grow pretty quick but the leaves stay small and manageable unlike pond lilies. The leaves have more solid color than the tiger lily but I feel like there more color variations in the leaves for these. I have one in each of my tanks and they’re doing great (and look great) in all 3.

  • 4

    Posted by Vicki Weaver on Aug 5th 2020

    Began sprouting the minute I placed the bulb in my tank! Leaves are small but appear very healthy!

  • 5
    My lilly

    Posted by Tammy Rowe on May 3rd 2018

    Wonerful little plant. Excellant packing and prompt delivery. Will be using for many more orders!!!!

  • 4
    Very pretty plant

    Posted by Michelle on Apr 17th 2018

    Came as a bulb with a few leaves. All the leaves melted once introduced to my tank. New leaves grew quickly from the bulb. Adding iron turned the leaves redder. I wasn't sure on how to plant the bulb, but i left it semi submerged from the substrate and it seems to be doing well this way. Leaves seem to melt easily to any new changes.

  • 1
    Still waiting on my replacement...

    Posted by Natalie Kurth on May 4th 2014

    I bought one of these plants back in March and was shipped a bulb that had no growth on it and smelled slightly rotten. I was assured the plant would grow and gave it a full month. Nothing. I was supposed to have a replacement shipped last month and still never received it. When emailing them I'm simply told to call despite having all necessary information within the email. When I do call, whoever I'm supposed to talk to is conveniently out at the time. My experience with this company has been great until now.