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 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
    Fast growing

    Posted by planted tank on Nov 1st 2013

    This arrived as a sprouted bulb and now has several leaves on it. I am very happy with everything I get from this site.

  • 5

    Posted by Danimal on Jun 15th 2013

    Came as what appeared to be a sprouted bulb with just barely any signs of life and quite a rotten smell. Fast forward 4 weeks and some Total ferts from plant in the tank with leaves all the way to the top of the tank @ 24". Have had to cut back twice already. Some leaves in excess of 5" long. Be patient. I planted 1" below the substrate and did not add the Total fert for one week...get the fert placement tool too!!!

  • 3
    we shall see

    Posted by Ryan Kroll on May 18th 2013

    Ive ordered one of these and it came as an unsprouted bulb, looked to be in good shape, we shall see in a few days/weeks.

  • 5
    Great Plant

    Posted by DG on Mar 28th 2013

    Mine arrived as a full plant, leaves did not fare well during shipment. Within a couple of days new leaves were coming up within 10 days I had runners. This is one of my favorite plants in my tank. Looks great.

  • 5

    Posted by Sara Bowen on Mar 22nd 2013

    I was sent a fully developed plant with huge, long stems and leaves. Totally gorgeous! I am so happy with this plant, I was expecting just a couple bulbs! Would definitely buy again if needed.

  • 5
    Tiger lotus

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 17th 2013

    The plant came as a bulb, and after a few weeks, right as I was about to give up and throw it out, it started putting out roots. Fast forward 6 weeks, and it is a dramatic beautiful plant. Be patient!

  • 5
    Beautiful plant

    Posted by TBM on Feb 15th 2013

    I purchased two bulbs, even though I only needed one, after reading some reviewers comments about them arriving DOA. I am happy to report both are doing fantastic and very healthy. Its only been a few weeks and one has about 10 enormous leaves on it, including 4 runners to the surface. Definitely the "centerpiece" plant in my planted aquarium. The second is doing great as well and will be donated to a local aquarium club member. Came as bare bulb and I had concerns at first. Needless to say, a little patience and time and they erupted in magnificent glory.

  • 3
    hope mine sprout.

    Posted by Gregory Scott on Jan 21st 2013

    got 3 bulbs whoot... none sprouted, but 3, so wtf. :)

  • 5
    great plant

    Posted by Brandon Epping on Dec 23rd 2012

    I received a huge bulb with 6 leaves and 8 months later it has put off 4 other bulbs that now are in other aquariums.

  • 4
    tiger lotus

    Posted by Nick Crisci on Feb 27th 2012

    I ordered 2 plants and they sent me 3 bulbs, with in the first 3 days one bulb already statrted showing signs of growth, was very shocked and pleased, the other 2 havent sprouted yet but given enought time hopefully theyll sprout

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 13th 2011

    I ordered one plant and they sent me four bulbs!!! I am extremly happy about that. All of the bulbs have signs of growth; They all have a root and stem showing. I will have to wait and see what will become of them yet, but I'm sure one of the four will be good.

  • 4
    High hopes

    Posted by Dar on Feb 7th 2011

    My first bulb was a dud. AP was great about sending me another two. One has tiny sprouts but the other nothing. Their "A-Team" is posing a problem though. The crabs are eating the tiny sprouts now. It said they wouldn't damage plants. I've now had to cover it with netting to keep them off, but that blocks some light. I hope to have better news on a future update. 02/11 - It's been a while but one out of two bulbs is doing beautifully. It has six flat pink leaves with long roots stretching into the substrate. I love it. For those of you with hard, high alkaline water, like in Indiana, this plant seems to do well. I wish I could show you a picture. As beautiful as it is, I can still only give 4 stars because it took 4 bulbs to get one healthy plant.