The nymphaeas, better known as lotuses, are basically pond plants: one plant
can sometimes cover up to 1 m2. Two species can be kept totally submerged in an
aquarium. Size: up to 50 cm under water.
There are two colored varieties of lotuses: one is predominantly green, the other
mainly red. It must be kept in fairly soft water, with a covering of floating plants
to provide shade. The leaves that reach the surface must be cut to enhance the growth
of the ones underneath the water. When it reproduces, young plants appear on the
rhizome shoots. Diameter: 50 cm.
This species has exactly the same requirements and biological characteristics
as N. lotus, but has a strong purple coloring. The purple lotus therefore stands
out dramatically when surrounded by green plants. Size: up to 50 cm under water.