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Prickly Water Lily

Euryale ferox

Nénuphar Epineux (Euryale Ferox) by Montilre (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

6m

10cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Prickly Water Lily Overview

Euryale ferox is an aquatic plant which is also known as Prickly Water Lily. It's a flowering perennial species in the water lily family, Nymphaeaceae. Flowers are bright purple and very attractive and this species produces large, circular and textured leaves which float on the water surface. It is native to regions of India, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, and China.

How to propagate Prickly Water Lily

Seed

Special features of Prickly Water Lily

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Prickly Water Lily

Grown for its floating foliage (aquatic); is suitable only for a tropical pool.