Nymphaea Pamela (common name: water lily)
Overview: Commonly called as water lilies, Nymphaea pamela is a biennial aquatic plant and is characterized by the large and beautiful deep sky blue lilies. Nymphaea Pamela grows in large freshwater bodies like ponds and lakes.
Appearance: The flowers and sepals are both deep sky blue in color with yellow center. The leaves usually float on the surface of water, are green in color with reddish undersides and measure up to a length of 15 inches. The flowers give out a sweet fragrance.
Hard/Soft plant: Hard plant
Ideal water temperature condition: Nymphaea Pamela prefers tropical climate and a minimum temperature of 24 degree Celsius for optimum growth and coloration.
Lighting conditions: For optimum growth, the plant should be matched with the available lighting conditions. If the plant does not receive sufficient light, it may fade out and become pale in color in addition to stunted growth. Also, if the plant is exposed to direct sun, it may either wilt or have the leaves burnt or damaged. Therefore, medium lighting levels is preferred and in case the plant is used indoor, supplemental lighting will do just fine.
Ideal pH level condition: Nymphaea Pamela prefers water hardness ranging between 4 and 10 and pH levels between 7 and 8.5
Functions and advantages:
- Beautiful addition to aqua scape as well as increases aesthetic appeal to garden ponds and lakes.
- Nymphae Pamela controls growth of algae in fresh water bodies like ponds and lakes.
- Pamela water lily has antiseptic properties.
- Pamela water lily is also used as a natural astringent.
Did you know?
Pamela water lily is an excellent bloomer with a fairly long blooming season.