Water lily growing leaf plant rhizome of the genus Nymphaea also known as Water lilies, Water lily perennial evergreen or deciduous used as ornamental water plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean, desert, subtropics or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Leaves color green round and some time with “eaten triangle in the middle” like packman, leaves float on the water
Water lily flower
Flower color can be: red, yellow, white purple, pink, orange or blue, the flowers multi-petals and the stamens and the inner mostly yellow, some varieties fragrant.
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Requirements for Water lily growing and care:
Aquatic environment, rich soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but some variety to get the same flower better to do
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
For the roots and the leaves fish
How to prune:
Dead leaves and deadhead
Size of the plant?
Flower 5-10cm (2-4 inches) above the water, leaves on the water and under that water 0.3-2 m (12-80 inches)
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower
Red, yellow, white purple, pink, orange or blue flowers multi-petals and the stamens and the inner mostly yellow, some varieties fragrant