Water Lilies - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Virginia Voyles
Question by vvoyles
August 17, 1999
What would make my waterlily leaves stand up above the water? The leaves are 6 - 8 inches above the water, but the blooms are ON the water where they belong, which is the problem! These plants have been in this location for about four years and this is the first time they haven't behaved as a proper waterlily should.

Answer from NGA
August 17, 1999


Usually, this is an indication that they are crowded and need to be divided and repotted. This is usually done in the spring about every other year; it's amazing how fast they fill in their allotted space!

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