Nymphaea Laydekeri Lilacea Aquatic Pond Plant - Water Lily Aquatic Plants
Nymphaea Laydekeri Lilacea Aquatic Pond Plant - Water Lily Aquatic Plants

Nymphaea Laydekeri Lilacea Aquatic Pond Plant - Water Lily

A fragrant, free flowering lily with rose pink to magenta flowers, fading to white outer petals, surrounded by green leaves. Nymphaea 'Laydekeri Lilacea' is a beautiful water lily variety known for its delicate pink or lilac-colored flowers. Here's a detailed...

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Nymphaea Laydekeri Lilacea Aquatic Pond Plant - Water Lily


Nymphaea Laydekeri Lilacea Aquatic Pond Plant - Water Lily

Size: 1ltr Pot Size

A fragrant, free flowering lily with rose pink to magenta flowers, fading to white outer petals, surrounded by green leaves.

Nymphaea 'Laydekeri Lilacea' is a beautiful water lily variety known for its delicate pink or lilac-colored flowers. Here's a detailed description and care guide for Nymphaea 'Laydekeri Lilacea':

Nymphaea 'Laydekeri Lilacea' produces medium-sized, cup-shaped flowers that open during the day and close at night. The unique feature of this variety is its soft pink or lilac color, which adds a touch of elegance and charm to any water garden or pond. The petals are rounded and slightly wavy, giving the flower a graceful and romantic appearance. The flowers rise above the water's surface on sturdy stems, making them highly visible and creating a captivating focal point. The leaves of 'Laydekeri Lilacea' are rounded and green, floating on the water's surface to provide a lush and vibrant backdrop for the beautiful blooms. The plant forms a rhizomatous root system that anchors it in the substrate or mud at the bottom of the pond or water garden.

Care Guide:

Lighting: Nymphaea 'Laydekeri Lilacea' thrives in full sun to partial shade. It requires a minimum of 5-6 hours of direct sunlight each day for optimal flowering. In outdoor ponds or water gardens, ensure that the plant receives ample sunlight. If the sunlight is too intense, provide some shade during the hottest part of the day to prevent leaf burn.

Water: Water lilies like Nymphaea 'Laydekeri Lilacea' are aquatic plants and require water to grow. They prefer still or slow-moving freshwater environments, such as ponds or water gardens. The water depth should be appropriate for the variety, with the leaves floating on the water surface. Maintain a water temperature between 70-85°F (21-29°C) for optimal growth and flowering.

Nutrient Requirements: Nymphaea 'Laydekeri Lilacea' benefits from regular fertilization to promote healthy growth and abundant blooms. Use a specialized aquatic plant fertilizer formulated for water lilies. The fertilizer should be rich in essential nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for dosage and frequency, as excessive fertilization can lead to algae overgrowth.

Water Quality: Maintain good water quality to support the health of Nymphaea 'Laydekeri Lilacea' and other aquatic organisms. Regularly test the water for pH, which should be slightly acidic to neutral (around 6.5-7.5). Ammonia and nitrate levels should be kept low, as they can harm the plant. Perform regular water changes and use a mechanical filter to remove debris and excess nutrients.

Planting: When planting a water lily, ensure that the rhizome is positioned correctly. The rhizome should be planted horizontally in a container with a suitable aquatic planting medium. The container should be placed at the appropriate depth, allowing the leaves to float on the water surface. Avoid burying the rhizome too deeply, as it can inhibit growth.

Pruning: Regular pruning is essential to maintain the health and appearance of your water lily. Remove yellowing or decaying leaves and spent flowers. Trim back overgrown or crowded leaves to allow for proper light penetration. Pruning also helps control the plant's spread and prevents overcrowding in the water garden.

Winter Care: Most water lilies are hardy and can withstand cold temperatures. However, if you live in an area with harsh winters, it is recommended to protect the plant by moving it to a deeper part of the pond or using a floating de-icer to prevent freezing around the plant. In extreme cold regions, you can lift the plant and store it in a frost-free area until spring.

By following these care guidelines, you can enjoy the delicate beauty of Nymphaea 'Laydekeri Lilacea' in your pond or water garden. Adjust the care routine based on your specific growing conditions and monitor the plant for any signs of pests, diseases, or nutrient deficiencies. Regular maintenance and care will ensure healthy growth and a stunning display of pink or lilac flowers throughout the flowering season.

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