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    i bought it from the lfs and dont think they had it ID'ed correctly. Anyone know what it is?? I appreciate your help!

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    I think it is a tiger lotus.
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    looks like bright tiger lotus

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    i dont think it is bc the stalk does not go to the middle of the leaves also there is no cut in the leaves.. the leaves are pink on the bottom and green on the top. it was in poor water quality and light when i bought it so that could be why though... should i take another picture?

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    the leaves are oval shaped

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    It looks like a variant. Leaf shape can be altered by water conditions. I can't identify the particular strain, but I would have to say it is a lotus. Is there a bulb, or is it a stem plants?
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    tiger lotus Nymphea maculeta

    You'll need bright light with this plant or will not get the red color you want.

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    Theres no bulb attached although maybe it had one originally.. the roots are just growing out of the stem. it was under really really poor light at the store and its still got some pink color. the only thing thats really got me is the oval leaf shape...

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    Plants can have alot of variables. There are lots of java fern variants out there.

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    I don't know what it is, But I do not think that this is a tiger lotus. If you look at the tiger lotus the major viens of the leaves are arranged palnmately (i.e. they all join togethr at a single point). Where as in the picture in question the leaf viens are arranged pinnately.(cental vien with multiple smaller viens coming out at right angles.

    I know that the leaves may be different as a juvenile, but the entire structure of them will not change. I do not believe that these are a tiger lotus, but do not have the experience to tell you what it is.
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