Nymphaea zenkeri

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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Anyone keep any of these? apparently its pretty "uncommon" in the pond section of hobbys... Thought it would be way more popular!
    Hope to grow one of these beauties submerged in my 65 gallon traditional dutch scape soon, here is a pic of one: upload_2017-5-27_0-5-47.jpeg
    and in a pond:
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    Probably not widely used in outside ponds due to the fact that it is a true tropical that will likely not overwinter.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    ah I see, understandable @Meyer Jordan, have you used this plant yourself though? just curious, as im just searching for more pictures of it that are "newer"
     
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    No. It is evidently not suitable for temperate zone outdoor ponds, otherwise the aquatic plant nurseries and dealers would offer it. One drawback may be the fact that this specie sends out runners, which if not trimmed off, could quickly take over a pond. Difficult task in a 3 - 4 foot deep pond.
    And it is claimed that it is allelopathic which is certainly not in its favor as a pond plant.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    hmmm I guess that leaves me to try it myself in my own pond right? :)
     
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    Good luck!
    You aren't risking much based on the prices that I saw.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    nah, they are low tech plants in the aquascaping hobby and are considered very hardy plants. Just gotta watch for deviancy's as they suck straight out of the water column practically! will be a neat plant to try!
     
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    Then all of the on-line informational sources are wrong. Minimum temperature 71F.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    I can assure you they are low tech... if you know what that means :angelic: a temperature does not decide weather something is hardy or not lol
    Hardy Definition in the Aquascaping hobby:

    Does not require fertilizers (personal use estimative index, EI dosing)

    Does not require pressurized or injected Co2 (such as GLA products)

    Does not require high light or medium light (various examples)

    Does not require a rich substrate (such as ADA aquasoil)

    Does not require a heavy current, or any current (given a filter outflow, or a flow attachment)
     
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    There is that attitude again.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    you have one heck of a hearing super power going on if you can hear me 3 states away (y) your comment was unnecessary and rude.

    Why do you take things so personally? I put the “angelic” emoji thing there so it gives off the “funny” kind of vibe I was shooting for, sorry I offended you so extravagantly.
     
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    @DutchMuch it is you who are at fault here, Personal attacks are not tolerated here, please read the Forum Etiquette page (link in my signature).

    Smilie faces don't negate an insult. If you have a close friendship with someone, then of course a bit of sarcasm is fine. However when you don't know someone then it just comes across as rude, and @Meyer Jordan was right to point it out.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Well I guess my personality cannot be read across a screen, oh well :love:
     
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