How to grow Watermilfoils

Watermilfoils grow and care – herbaceous rhizomes of the genus Myriophyllum also known as Watermilfoil, Watermilfoils perennial evergreen or cold deciduous used as ornamental medical plant and rarely edible, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, temperate, tropics or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 6+.

Leaves color can be: green, yellow, red or brown in needle like or feather shape that grows on whorls.

Watermilfoils flower

Flower color yellow-green, the flowers small and barely seen.

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How to grow Watermilfoils growing and care:

Aquatic environment, rich water, some spices grow in the water and other grow part in the water and the other part outside of the water

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Cut bellow the water level

Size of the plant?
20-50 cm, 8-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes (with light)

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Green-yellow flowers small and barely seen

Scientific name:


How to grow Watermilfoils

Watermilfoils plant care



Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Brown leaves
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
  • Water plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9