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Nymphaea Tetragona Seeds (Pygmy Water-lily Seeds)

Nymphaea Tetragona Seeds (Pygmy Water-lily Seeds)
Nymphaea Tetragona has cup-shaped white flowers that bloom from July to August. The seeds ripen from August to October. The flowers are pollinated by flies and...
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100 Nymphaea Tetragona Seeds (Pygmy Water-lily Seeds)
US$23.00
10 Nymphaea Tetragona Seeds (Pygmy Water-lily Seeds)
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Nymphaea Tetragona, also known as Pygmy Water-lily, is a perennial aquatic herb. Pygmy waterlily grows in small ponds, lakes or even in a container feature, as it will thrive in water as shallow as 15cm deep. Nymphaea Tetragona has cup-shaped white flowers that bloom from July to August. The flowers are pollinated by flies and beetles. The leaves are elliptic in outline and are green above and green or purplish below. The flowers have no scent. They have four green sepals, 8 to 15 white petals and 20 to 40 yellow stamens. The shade cast by the leaves helps to check the spread of the algae, and also provides shelter for aquatic insects and larvae, such as tadpoles. Pygmy Water-lily fails to regenerate in nature because of incomplete development of the embryos, and because of pests and diseases. As a result the population of this plant species is on the verge of extinction. The plant requires a rich soil and a sunny position. Hardiness zone: 3-12
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Common name Pygmy Water-lily
Family Nymphaeaceae
Genus Nymphaea
Species Nymphaea tetragona
Germination Surface sow Nymphaea Tetragona seeds as soon as ripe and cover with 25mm of water. Prick out into individual pots as soon as the first true leaf appears and grow them on in water in a greenhouse for at least two years before planting them out in late spring. The seed is collected by wrapping the developing seed head in a muslin bag to avoid the seed being lost. Harvest it 10 days after it sinks below the soil surface or as soon as it reappears. Division in May. Each portion must have at least one eye. Submerge in pots in shallow water until established.
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