What is the smallest water lily?

What is the smallest water lily?

Nymphaea thermarum

Can I put water lilies in my pond?

Elegant and stately, water lilies (Nymphaea sp.) can be the crowning glory of a garden pond. When buying water lilies, look for those plants that have shoots emerging from the rhizome and wait until the pond has warmed up before potting or planting.

How deep should a pond be for water lilies?

Take off any side shoots, cut the roots back to about 10cms and then re-pot the rhizome back into its basket using fresh soil. You can put the lily back into the pond at the depth where it came from....Top ten tips for helping your water lilies to thrive.
Water lily sizeMinimum DepthMaximum Depth
PYGMY15cm (5in)30cm (12in)

Why do water lilies live in freshwater?

Water lilies live in water because they evolved adaptations, special characteristics or traits, to allow them to survive in that environment, such as weak stems, flat, broad leaves with stomata on their upper surface and bowl-shaped flowers.

Does water lily bear fruits?

Water Lily fruit develop from the flower of the plant, which is also edible. After the flower is pollinated, it retracts underwater, and closes. It then develops into a hard, green globular fruit which are valued for their seeds. Water Lily fruit are are most often foraged in the wild.

What is another name for a water lily?