How to grow Water lily

Water lily grow and care – 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

Scientific name:


How to grow Water lily

Water lily leaves

Water lily flower almost open

White Water lily plant

Beauty Water lily plant

Water lily plant grow and care

Water lily plant care

Growing Water lily plant

Yellow Water lily plant

Purple Water lily plant

Pink Water lily plant

Water lily plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Ornamental plants
  • Water plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9