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.
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
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 Fort Worth, Texas.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Fort Worth, Texas
Finding light for Fringed Water Lily in your home
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 Fort Worth, Texas ⛅.
Fringed Water Lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Fringed Water Lily
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.
Fringed Water Lily is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Fringed Water Lily prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Fringed Water Lily requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Fringed Water Lily is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.
Fringed Water Lily grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Fringed Water Lily can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Fringed Water Lily can be propagated by division into new individual plants.
- Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
- If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
- Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
- Repot the parent plant back into its original pot
Care Summary for Fringed Water Lily
Fringed Water Lily
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Fort Worth, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.