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.


Nymphoides peltata

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


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 located in Columbia, South Carolina.

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

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Plant care guide for Fringed Water Lily in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Columbia, South Carolina ⛅.

Fringed Water Lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Fringed Water Lily

Fringed Water Lily

Fringed Water Lily

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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