Plant Care Fringed water-lily

Fringed water-lily

About Fringed water-lily

Yellow floating heart is a perennial water plant in the Menyanthaceae family. It grows in 12 to 24 inches of water in the full sun. It prefers high organic content sandy loam soil like a river bed or bottom of a pond. It propagates by seed as well.

Taxonomy

Nymphoides peltata
Nymphoides
Menyanthaceae
Asterales

Also known as

Yellow floatingheart, Fringed water lily, Yellow floating heart, Floating heart, Water fringe and Entire marshwort

How to care for Fringed water-lily

Water

How often to water your Fringed water-lily

Water needs for Fringed water-lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Fringed water-lily 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 Fringed water-lily

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Fringed water-lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fringed water-lily: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Fringed water-lily love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Fringed water-lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Fringed water-lily in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Fringed water-lily

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fringed water-lily: 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 Fringed water-lily after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Fringed water-lily is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Fringed water-lily

Fringed water-lily

Fringed water-lily


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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