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Nuphar Japonica
  • Nuphar Japonica
  • Nuphar Japonica

Nuphar Japonica

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Common Name: Green Nuphar

Plant Use: Advanced

Difficulty Level: High

Light Demand: High

Co2 Demand: High

Fertilizer Demand: High

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Plant Pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions. Plants Sent are grown in Farms in Emmersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Plant/Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When they are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures

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Description: Nuphar Japonica, commonly known as Japanese Spatterdock or Yellow Pond Lily, is an aquatic plant celebrated for its distinctive lily pads and bright yellow flowers. Belonging to the Nymphaeaceae family, this species is native to East Asia, including Japan and Korea. It thrives in freshwater environments, particularly ponds and slow-moving water bodies. The plant's large, floating leaves and vibrant blossoms make it a visually striking addition to aquatic landscapes.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Nuphar Japonica
  • Family: Nymphaeaceae
  • Origin: East Asia (Japan, Korea)
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Lighting Requirements: Low to Medium
  • CO2 Requirement: Low
  • Temperature Range: 64-77°F (18-25°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Rhizome Division, Seeds

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Nuphar Japonica is well-suited to low to medium lighting conditions. It can thrive in partially shaded areas, making it suitable for ponds or aquariums with dappled light.

2. Substrate: While it primarily grows in mud or sediment in its natural habitat, Nuphar Japonica can adapt to various substrates in aquariums or ponds. A nutrient-rich substrate can support its growth.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: The plant does not require additional CO2 supplementation. Regular feeding with a balanced liquid fertilizer can enhance its overall health and vitality.

4. Water Parameters: Maintain a temperature range of 64-77°F (18-25°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5. It can tolerate varying water hardness levels.

5. Placement: Nuphar Japonica is typically placed in the background of aquariums or along the edges of ponds. Ensure that the leaves have ample space to spread out on the water's surface.

6. Propagation: Propagation can be achieved through rhizome division or by growing the plant from seeds. Rhizome segments with healthy roots can be separated and replanted to establish new plants.

7. Flowering: Under favorable conditions, Nuphar Japonica produces yellow, cup-shaped flowers that rise above the water's surface. The flowers add a stunning visual element to the aquatic environment.

8. Dormancy: In colder climates, the plant may go dormant during winter, with the leaves dying back. In spring, new growth emerges, and the plant resumes its active phase.

Nuphar Japonica's large, floating leaves and vibrant yellow flowers make it a captivating choice for water gardens, ponds, and aquariums. Its ability to thrive in diverse conditions and its ease of care contribute to its popularity among aquarists and pond enthusiasts alike.



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