How to grow Water lily

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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How to grow 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:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
For the roots and the leaves fish

Pruning season:
All year

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:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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

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