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Pink Water Lily Lotus

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Latin Name- Nelumbo Nucifera Hardy Zone- 5-9 Mature Height- 4-6ft Width-8-12inch Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
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$4.49

Pink Water Lily Lotus - Nymphaea lotus

The Egyptian white water-lily, also known as the white lotus or tiger lotus, is a flowering aquatic plant prized by gardeners for its beautiful blossoms. Native to Madagascar, Egypt, and regions in central and west Africa, the Egyptian white water-lily is neither a true lily nor a true lotus, despite its name. In its native habitat, the Egyptian white water-lily can be found is various stagnant and slow-moving bodies of water ranging in size from small, vernal pools to large ponds, lakes, and rivers. This plant prefers still, clear, warm, slightly acidic waters, making it an ideal plant for ornamental garden pools or aquariums.

The Egyption white water-lily boasts large round leaves that measure 8 to 20 inches in width and float on the surface of the water, sometimes spreading 5 to 10 feet from the root of the plant. Tethered to the aquatic tubers that form the base of plant, the leaves and flowers of the water-lily are attached by long, hairy petiole or peduncle stems. The flowers, which open at night, are typically 6 to 10 inches across and are held 6 to 12 inches above the water by their stems. Lasting up to four days and emitting a slight fragrance, each flower is comprised of 19 to 20 white petals, 4 sepals, and multiple other anthers and stamens. The tubers from which the plant grows can lay dormant for several months during the dry season before sprouting when conditions become more favorable. On some occasions, tubers may emerge from the flowers and produce new plantlets.

An incredibly popular plant in for aquaculture hobbyists, the Egyptian white water-lily have been used to produce a majority of night-blooming white water-lily hybrids and cultivars on the market today. However, this plant has also escaped from cultivation and has become an invasive species in some southern American states. Although reported to exist in the wild in both Louisiana and Florida, the white water-lily is not a particularly aggressive plant and so poses little threat to native species.


Floating water lily lotus with pink blooms do well in any type water you put them in. Can thrive where fish and other pond plants are planted. In the winter time, the flowers leave the plants, and they sink to the bottom and reproduce other plants. Then the following spring the return to the tops of the water and bloom all spring and summer long.

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