Nymphaea lotus or striped Lotus is one of fresh water plant of Nymphaeaceae .
OriginIn a natural state, this plant meets in the East of the Africa of which Madagascar and in Asia of South-east in stagnant water.
DescriptionIts sheets are round or out of spearhead and have a color varying of the tender green to reddish chestnut. It can reach 40 cm height. Under an intense lighting, certain varieties show on their sheets of the more or less visible pigmented marks.
MaintenanceThe striped lotus is a solitary plant requiring a lighting intense and a fresh water and rich in nutritive substances. The temperature of water must be included/understood enters 22 and 28 °C and a hardness ranging between 6 and 20 °f with a pH from 5,5 to 7,5.
MaintenanceIt is recommended to cut the sheets arriving at surface to give more force to the foot. However, if you wish to see it flowering, it is necessary to let float some sheets.
MultiplicationThe lotus multiplies by forming plants girls fixed on her bulb.
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