Mexicana Hardy Water Lily

29.99
Item: 150135

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  • Enjoy Summer Long Bloom Times
  • Increase Shade Across Pond Surface
  • Promote Natural Filtration

The Mexicana Water Lily has small bright yellow blossoms that bloom like tropical water lilies. The lovely flowers are open from midday, to late afternoon. Even though it is not a true "hardy" water lily, Mexicana will over-winter in zones 5 or greater (with care).

First discovered in Mexico, the Mexicana Water Lily is also known as the Yellow Water Lily, Sun-lotus or Banana Water-lily, and easily grows in marshes, readily invading canals and other shallow waterways, often becoming a great nuisance if left unchecked in an open ecosystem, such as a farm pond or lake.

Please review our 14-Day Live Goods Guarantee. Aquatic Plants, Snails & Tadpoles are excluded from free shipping offers and will ship separately from all other items. All Plants, Snails & Tadpoles have a flat rate shipping charge of $9.95 and will be shipped only in the 48 contiguous states according to Hardiness Zones. Please click here for estimated ship dates.

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Tech Specs

Usage Information

Replacement Parts

Here are the replacement parts for Mexicana Hardy Water Lily.

Plant Water Lily Mexicana
Mexicana
Plant Type Water Lily
Hardiness Zones 5 To 11
Growing Light Full Sun To Partial Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Bloom Time Spring To Frost
Plant Size 36" To 60" Spread

What To Expect With Mail Order

Plants you receive by mail need time to adjust. Your water lily will arrive bare root (only root and little to no foliage). Upon arrival, they may not appear lush but given time & proper care, they will flourish!

Planting Instructions

Be sure to have planting materials on hand when your water lily arrives. The Water Lily Planting Kits can be purchased separately that will include: planting tub, planting media and plant fertilizer tablets.


Step 1: Fill a planting tub with 2" of a clay-based material and 2" of clay/soil mix. (not included with kit)

Step 2: Add a 3-4" layer of aquatic planting media on top.

Step 3: Plant the tuber in a horizontal position with the bottom root end close to the tub wall and the growing tip pointed upwards and towards the center. The tuber should be placed down into the soil just enough to be anchored with the growing tip exposed just above the planting media.

Step 4: If desired, place a light layer of gravel/rock on top of the planting media. (not included with kit)

Step 5: Place the planting tub into the pond. The water's surface level should be 3-6" above the growing tip of the stem.

Step 6: For water lilies, use 1 to 2 Thrive™ tabs every 2 to 4 weeks.

Water Lily Planting

Lotus Planting

For more information on caring for your aquatic plants or snails please visit our Learning Center. To review the planting instructions for your new plants, please click here.

Fertilization

Regular fertilization of your Mexicana Water Lily will keep it growing well all season long. CrystalClear® Thrive™ Fertilizer Tablets can be pushed into the soil at planting time and from April through August, see label for fertilizer application rates.

Plant Maintenance

For best results, trim or prune water lily as leaves and flowers begin to turn yellow or brown, remove them completely, discarding them to keep as much excess organic material out of water-body as possible.

Winter Care

Water lilies on plant-shelves, in planting containers, should be trimmed to 1 to 2" and then gently lowered into deeper water. All plants submerged before winter must be brought back up as soon as the ice has permanently thawed, and before any plant growth occurs. In Zones 6 and warmer, most pond plants can tolerate being left in place without moving them at all.

Restrictions

Due to the quick growth of the Mexicana Water Lily, it is extremely invasive in states where temperatures do not reach freezing. Never release these plants in public lakes or waterways in any state.

Weeds Treated

The first step towards effectively treating any pond weed is proper identification. Mexicana Hardy Water Lily is recommended for use against each of the weeds listed below. Click on your desired weed for more information and alternate control options.

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