Also known as
Small Water Lily, Geelwaterruintjie (Afr.), Marombodane
This plant has no fragrance
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Floating Hearts Overview
A dainty starry yellow flowered water lily with dark green rounded leaves that float above the water line. Naturally occurring in Southern Africa and Madagascar below 1600m. Can handle periods of minimal water and is very well suited for garden ponds. May need to be thinned out from time to time and are grown very easily from cuttings or dividing. Often used as an ornamental water plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape.
Common problems with Floating Hearts
Floating Hearts Companion Plants
Arum lily, Juncus effusus
How to harvest Floating Hearts
Easily grown from root cuttings or divisions
How to propagate Floating Hearts
Sowing depth about 30-40cm below water (shallow pond depth).
Divide clumbs and replant in water.
Break pieces of rhizomes off to replant in new area.
Special features of Floating Hearts
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Floating Hearts
Ornamental water plant