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Nuphar Japonica 'Rubrotincta'
  • Nuphar Japonica 'Rubrotincta'
  • Nuphar Japonica 'Rubrotincta'

Nuphar Japonica 'Rubrotincta'

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Common Name: Red 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 'Rubrotincta,' also known as Red-Tinted Japanese Spatterdock, is a unique aquatic plant appreciated for its distinctive red-tinted leaves and striking yellow flowers. Belonging to the Nymphaeaceae family, this cultivar is a variation of the Nuphar Japonica species, native to East Asia, including Japan and Korea. Its captivating coloration adds a touch of elegance to ponds, water gardens, and aquariums, making it a sought-after choice for aquatic plant enthusiasts.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Nuphar Japonica 'Rubrotincta'
  • 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 'Rubrotincta' does well in low to medium lighting conditions. It adapts to shaded areas, and its red-tinted leaves become more pronounced under appropriate light.

2. Substrate: The plant can adapt to various substrates, but a nutrient-rich substrate can enhance its growth. In natural settings, it typically grows in mud or sediment.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: This cultivar does not require additional CO2 supplementation. Regular feeding with a balanced liquid fertilizer can support its overall health.

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 different water hardness levels.

5. Placement: Nuphar Japonica 'Rubrotincta' is often placed in the background of aquariums or along the edges of ponds. Provide enough space for its leaves to spread out on the water's surface.

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

7. Flowering: Like the standard species, 'Rubrotincta' produces vibrant yellow, cup-shaped flowers that rise above the water's surface, creating a visually stunning display.

8. Dormancy: In colder climates, the plant may experience dormancy during winter, with the leaves dying back. With the onset of spring, new growth emerges.

Nuphar Japonica 'Rubrotincta' stands out with its red-tinted leaves, adding a touch of sophistication to aquatic environments. Its ease of care and adaptability make it an excellent choice for aquarists and pond keepers seeking a visually appealing and unique aquatic plant.



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