Nymphoides hydrophylla ‘Taiwan’ (Nymphoides aquatica ‘Taiwan’, Dwarf Taiwan Lilly).
Our favorite plant right now! Highly recommended beautiful and easy plant. A dwarf lilly that produces an abundance of bright green underwater leaves rather than just floating lilly pads. Each cup comes with multiple plants and is freshly harvested constantly using a new production process. A simply stunning plant with a unique look that is easy to care for and suitable for the very beginner to the expert high tech aquariist. One of our personal favorites and a best seller. Great for community tanks but especially appreciated by shrimp and Bettas who love to perch on its numerous underwater lobe shaped leaves.
Type: Rosette, Dwarf Lilly
Size: 15 – 30cm in height; 10 – 15cm in width
Position and Usage: Midground to background placement
Growth rate: Fast
Lighting: 2/5 – 5/5
Water Conditions: 20 – 28°C; pH of 6.0 – 8.0
CO2: Not required
Propagation: Mother plant will produce new plantets over its body.
Nymphoides hydrophylla ‘Taiwan’ is a unique species well-suited to beginners. As it may grow to surpass 30cm in height, this plant makes an excellent midground or background accent. The large fresh-green leaves will fan out laterally, beautifully ornamenting your tank.
A hardy species, N. hydrophylla may be grown in low-tech aquariums. It will tolerate low-intensity lighting, though high-intensity lighting will promote lusher growth, as will CO2 supplementation and balanced fertilization (though not required). Older surface leaves may need to be thinned to allow space for new foliage. Given appropriate conditions, new plants will grow from the mature leaves of the mother plant. Plantlets will sprout from the leaf blade/petiole junction and can be separated from the mother plant when they reach 2 to 3 inches in height.
This plant is fantastic for any aquarium and is a great focal point with a unique appearance. It is particularly appreciated by shrimp and bettas who love to rest on the circular shaped leaves. The beautiful Taiwan lilly is a favorite plant of ours as well as among our customers. Absolutely stunning and surprisingly easy to care for!