Nymphaeum motley or Water lily content breeding care description of a photo.
Water lily - a flower that prefers sunny ponds. There are quite shade-tolerant varieties, but even for them, full sunlight is desirable at least a few hours a day. It is necessary to provide the water lily with opportunities for development: the area of the water surface that the nymphaeum will occupy can be several square meters (depending on type and variety).
In addition, water lilies prefer bodies of water with stagnant or slowly flowing water. Accordingly, where water lilies grow, there should be no fountains or waterfalls. With a strong current, the plant will develop more slowly, flowering will be weakened.
Plant propagated in artificial conditions vegetatively and by seeds. Under acceptable conditions, in the summer-autumn period, a tiger lily blooms. With artificialpollination of its flowers with a soft brush, over time, seeds mature in it, which are sown in separate containers filled with sand with a layer thickness of 4 cm and filled with water to its upper part. Approximately after 10 days, the first sprouts appear on which there are 3-4 tiny leaves. After this, the plant is carefully transplanted to a permanent place in the aquarium.
Lighting should be bright, with an intensity of at least 0.6 W / l. It is highly desirable to allow direct sunlight to fall on the leaves of the plant. With insufficient light intensity, the color of the leaves of the plant becomes dull, and the bush itself loses its attractive appearance. For lighting, specialized lamps are suitable in the spectrum of which the red components of the frequency spectrum dominate. The daylight hours should be between 12-14 hours a day.
Despite the fact that the root system of the nemphea, the lotus is relatively large, but at the same time its roots are very tender. In this regard, it is desirable to use fine gravel mixed in equal proportions with clay, charcoal and peat crumb as soil.
Water lily (water lily) is used for landscaping garden ponds. A pond with water lilies will always look beautiful and give natural charm and a special charm to the garden, made in any style. In July-August, when water lilies bloom, your site will look unusually exotic. Of course, the lake with water lilies will look especially picturesque in the landscape garden.
Non-resistant species of water lilies are mainly used in winter gardens and aquariums. However, it is quite possible to grow water-lilies of non-resistant species in garden ponds, provided that they provide wintering.
In the summer, the nymphaeum practically does not require care. You can occasionally feed water lilies with granular fertilizers. One of the most important points is ensuring the wintering of water lilies. In a large body of water, winter-hardy species of water lilies can winter without any special shelter. If the water comes down from the pond for the winter, you can cover the water lilies with peat, sawdust, leaves and foliage. Another option is to place containers with water lilies in buckets of water and bring them into the basement. Non-resistant species of water lilies winter in aquariums or other containers in a warm and bright room.
Diseases and Pests
Water lily (nymphaeum) is a plant that is extremely rarely ill. Of the pests, water lily can affect aphids. As a rule, the plant itself does not suffer, but the buds can die without opening. The easiest way to flush pests with a stream of water from a hose. Use insecticides in a pond should be extremely careful not to poison the water and not disturb its microflora.
Varieties of water lily dwarf:
‘Alba’ - white water lily with bright green leaves;
‘Rubra’ - red flowers, leaves with reddish spots;
‘Helvola’ - with yellow flowers.
Varieties of water lily tuberous:
‘Rosea’ - different pink petals and red stamens;
‘Richardsonii’ - with very large white flowers.
White water lily variety ‘Alba-rosea’ - different soft pink shade of the petals.
‘Chromatella’ - It develops well even in partial shade. Large flowers of water lilies of this variety are yellowish-cream in color, leaves are reddish.
‘Escarboucle’ - differs in very large flowers (diameter up to 25 centimeters) of saturated burgundy red color.
‘Gladstoneana’ - a variety with very large snow-white flowers.
‘Gold Medal’ - a bright yellow water lily, flowers with narrow, pointed petals.
‘James Brydon’ - An interesting red water lily with small double flowers. Rounded petals.