Plant Care Star lotus

Star lotus

Also known as

Star lotus, Nymphaea stellata, blue lotus, red and blue water lily, blue star water lily and manel flower


Nymphaea nouchali

How to care for Star lotus


How often to water your Star lotus

Water needs for Star lotus
0.5 cups
every 9

Star lotus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Star lotus

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Star lotus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Star lotus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Star lotus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Star lotus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Star lotus in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Star lotus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Star lotus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Star lotus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Star lotus

Star lotus

Star lotus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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