Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb
Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb
Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb
Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb
Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb
Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb
Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb
Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb
Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb
Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb
Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb
Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb
Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb
Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb
Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb

Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata), Bulb

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This hardy, low-maintenance plant is a unique and beautiful addition to the aquarium or paludarium! 

Dwarf Aquarium Lily (Nymphaea stellata) is a very distinctive and colorful bulb plant that is native to India. It is known for its triangular leaves and the green, red, and pink coloration that they develop as the plant grows. It typically grows to a size of less than 5 inches (12.7 cm), so it is an excellent plant for the aquarium foreground or even the midground of smaller aquariums. It will sometimes flower when kept in shallow enough water or emersed conditions, so it is a terrific plant for paludariums as well.

Care for Dwarf Aquarium Lily is very easy. Its bulb base must not be completely buried in the substrate or it will rot. In fact, burying just 1/4 of the bulb in the substrate should be sufficient. Also, this warm water plant will sometimes quickly deteriorate if the temperature is too low. Finally, it will periodically go through dormant periods where it will shed its leaves for a few weeks, but then grow new leaves. With quality care, the Dwarf Aquarium Lily will grow at a moderate rate. It propagates through shoots, and once new growth has roots of its own, it can be cut and replanted. 

In addition to its attractive appearance, Dwarf Aquarium Lily provides a valuable refuge for aquarium animals, especially dwarf shrimp, nano fish, and fry. Dwarf Aquarium Lily can easily flourish and grow to become a major centerpiece of the planted aquarium!

Like most plants, Dwarf Aquarium Lily has moderate nutrient requirements and will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, Nitrogen and other plant supplements. 

No aquarium plant distributor/nursery/wholesaler/retailer can or will guarantee their plants to be 100% snail free. We can not guarantee our plants will be snail free.

***PLEASE NOTE - This plant can sometimes arrive as a bulb with no leaves attached. This is normal, and in most cases, new leaves will sprout within a few weeks. If your Dwarf Aquarium Lily bulb loses its leaves upon arrival, please plant it as usual if the bulb is still firm and healthy. If it does not begin to re-sprout, please contact us and we will honor our live arrival guarantee and replace it or credit you!

What We Like About This Plant:

  • Beautiful green, red, and pink coloration
  • Grows steadily when kept in nutrient-rich water
  • Manageable small to medium size
  • Unique triangular leaves
  • Excellent foreground to midground highlight

 

Care Guidelines:

  • Temperature: 72° - 82.4° F (22° - 28° C)
  • pH: 5.5 – 7.5
  • Lighting: Moderate to High
  • Origin: Indigenous to India, cultivated in US nurseries
  • Aquarium placement: Foreground to Midground, but bulb should be only 1/4 buried in substrate
  • Care: Easy

 

All Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support!

For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday
 

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.

 

 

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