Tropical Water Lily Care

Joshaeus

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Hi everyone! I am hoping to keep a tropical water lily in an aquarium during the cooler months and move it outside during the warmer months. I was going to keep it in the 70's indoors in a 10 gallon with three 5000k 1650 lumen bulbs over it, and 1 root tab a month. In summer I will move it outside and start adding 2 tabs a month. How does this sound? Anything I should know about planting it? And are there any varieties that would handle water temps dropping into the low 60's at night while outside? Thanks
 

SeattleRoy

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Hi @Joshaeus

I keep a few species of small lilies in my aquariums but none outdoors. I believe that some species of 'Tropical Lilies' go dormant in the winter months so it may depend upon the species you are trying to keep. Thanks @scarface

Nymphoides hydrophylla (aka sp 'Taiwan')


Nymphaea micrantha (aka Tri-Color Lotus)
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Nymphaea gardeneriana (aka N. sp 'Santarem' / unusual it reproduces by runners!)
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