Tiger Lotus Red (Nymphaea zenkeri)

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About This Product

A beautiful African Lotus plant, brilliant red colors with spots. The leaves will start out low and some runners may extend with some leaves floating on the surface. Medium hardy plant. Keeping the long runners pruned encourages bottom growth.
We import these from Guinea, West Africa...these are absolutely gorgeous specimens...this is one of the most beautiful plants you will ever see...no disappointments...guaranteed!!!
Note: Your plant may either arrive as an infant plant or a sprouted bulb. (early growth bulbs are less likely to be damaged during shipping)
  • Common Name: Red Tiger Lotus
  • Family Name: Nymphaeaceae
  • Native To: Africa
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 5-8
  • Growth Demands: Moderate
  • Growth Form: Rosette
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Background
  • Available As: Bare Root

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Doubter to Believer

    Posted by Lachlan on May 13th 2022

    These Tiger Lotuses were a rollercoaster. Firstly I didn't read well enough and expected something similar to the picture, not a bulb with three leaves. Once I re-read the listing though I understood my mistake and started the waiting game. First the initial leaves melted away and I was very disappointed, but after about 2 weeks one of my 3 bulbs sprouted and started doing fairly well. Now 2 or three months in, I have one giant plant, one about 1/2" tall and one just sprouting and dropping roots. I suspect I will have 3 huge lotuses in 2 more months time. I have yet to prune it as I want a lot of verticality, but I suspect I will have to soon. Awesome purchase.

  • 3

    Posted by Charles Edmondson on Dec 31st 2021

    Didn't look like the Picture. Plant was very small.

  • 5
    Tiger Lotus Red

    Posted by Annmarie Cecka on Oct 22nd 2021

    I am thrilled with these. I purchased 2. Both were sprouting upon arrival. They were placed into a 7.5 gal betta tank and both are about an inch -two from the top in a 14.5" tall tank after 5 weeks. Beautiful plants. My entire order arrived healthy and well packaged. Highly recommend.

  • 5
    Arrived fast and the plant bulb is healthy and now growing new leaves great service .

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 26th 2021

    Highly recommended great service and fast delivery

  • 5
    Tiger Lotus

    Posted by Charles W Gall on Jun 3rd 2021

    Love this plant - I have several in my tank. The oldest one just sent up a bud which bloomed into a very pretty white flow with a pale yellow center.

  • 5
    Nymph. Zenkeri

    Posted by LAM on May 27th 2021

    So many plants in one piece. Very healthy plant and very good packaging. Thank you so much.

  • 5

    Posted by Sondra Alverson on Dec 17th 2020

    Came in just a tiny bulb.. a week in and the leaves are as big as my hand!! Love it!! Highly recommend

  • 3
    I received Root Balls instead of Plants, but they seem to be Sprouting I am Optimistic that they will be Flourishing soon.

    Posted by James Maniscalco on Nov 30th 2020

    I hope the Three Plant Balls turn into the Plants in the Picture, They look Beautiful .

  • 5
    in good condition.

    Posted by Rose Leong on Nov 13th 2020

    i recommend this item.

  • 5
    Tiger Lotus Red bulb

    Posted by John Fornasar on Nov 2nd 2020

    I received two bulbs... both with a miniature leaf barely showing. Six weeks later, I have two great plants, the size about as shown in this picture. Really looking good!

  • 5
    awesome root growth in 4 days

    Posted by DANIEL METZ on Oct 19th 2020

    no comments

  • 5
    Tiger Lotus Red bulb

    Posted by John Fornasar on Oct 9th 2020

    Received two bulbs... both rolled off my light fixture as I was planting... Just found one, right up front, three leaves are out, still rolled up tight. Same red as in the picture here. I'm leaving it where it is so I can watch it grow. Wherever the other bulb landed, it'll be a cool surprise whenever it becomes visible.