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Water Lily, Nymphae Nouchali (Blue) - Plant

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It is one of the most majestic plants to have in a water garden. It is by far the most exotic of all pond plants. They are very easy to grow once you understand the basic care of them.
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Description for Water Lily, Nymphae Nouchali (Blue)

Best grown in moist, acidic, humusy soils in part shade to full shade. Plants may be grown from seed, but will not flower for 4 to 5 years. Quicker and better results are obtained from planting corms which are sold by many bulb suppliers and nurseries. In addition, offsets from mature plants may be harvested and planted

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Kamal, Lotus, Water Lily, Nymphae Nouchali Blue Summer,spring. Upto 0.50 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun Muddy water They grow in water 20 to 40 degrees C -

Caring for Water Lily

  • The Lotus plant should be fertilized sparingly for the first year.
  • Too much fertilizer may cause the Lotus foliage to burn.
  • A Lotus plant that is established can be fed every 3 or 4 weeks during the growing season.
  • Care must be taken when inserting fertilizer tabs, because the growing tip and new growth can be damaged.
  • It is important to protect the Lotus roots from freezing.
  • Lotus can winter over in the pond if the pond depth is below the freeze line for your area.
  • In late fall, the yellowed foliage should be cut off and the plant lowered to the deepest part of the pond.
  • Or you may lift the tubers after the plant has died back during the fall.
  • If you lift the tubers, store them in a cool, frost-free location until late spring.
  • To help prevent mildew and rotting, store them in living sphagnum moss.

Typical uses of Water Lily

Special features: Naturalize in moist soils in shaded areas of native plant gardens, shade gardens, woodland gardens or wild/naturalized areas. Also grows well in pond or stream banks or in shady areas of rock gardens.

Culinary use: Seeds

Medicinal use: The flower is used to brew lotus teas, which relieves cardiac complications and helps to stop bleeding.

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a748 http://www.almanac.com/plant/lilies

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Very nice plant to have.
Ishu Shahi
Sunday, 06 August 2017
Attractive plants for pot culture
Sukhbir Singh
Sunday, 05 March 2017
Such a great variety of options!
Joie Arora

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