Plant Care American White Waterlily

American White Waterlily

Also known as

Fragrant water-lily, Beaver root, Fragrant white water lily, White water lily, Sweet-scented white water lily and Sweet-scented water lily


Nymphaea odorata

How to care for American White Waterlily


How often to water your American White Waterlily

Water needs for American White Waterlily
0.5 cups
every 9

American White Waterlily 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 American White Waterlily

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for American White Waterlily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American White Waterlily: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

American White Waterlily love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American White Waterlily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize American White Waterlily

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for American White Waterlily: 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 American White Waterlily after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for American White Waterlily

American White Waterlily

American White Waterlily

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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