To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Re: Nymphaea
From: "shaji (s.) bhaskar" <bhaskar at bnr_ca>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 1995 22:33:00 -0400
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>From: Hardjono.Harjadi at Eng_Sun.COM (Hardjono Harjadi)
>I just bought Tiger Lotus (Nymphea sp., don't know which one yet) bulb.
>What are the specific requirements (light, fertilizer, etc.) for the Tiger
>lotus to grow well ? Does it need unusually bright light ? It's kind of under
>the shade of Riccia fluitans.
The species I have will survive (but not thrive) in very low light -
in the rear of the tank, under a surface choked with floating plants,
and surrounded by invasive stem plants. It does quite well in partial
shade. Of course, you may have a different species. I currently have
potted it with a little potting soil, but it has done well in plain
laterite substrate as well as a rich mix of potting soil, peat and
>Also, does this plant need resting period outside the tank like the
>Aponogeton sp. ?
I have done this once or twice, but not this year. Rataj says all
Nymphaea species require a resting period, either completely dried out
or in cool water. I can say from personal observation that many
tropical species of Nymphaea live in ponds that dry out in between
seasons of rain.