General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Height: 3-6 inches
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Common names
  • Water Snowflake
  • Floating Heart
  • Robust Marshwort
  • Banana Plant

Photo Gallery
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2022-08-15
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica).
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-08-28
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica) flower.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-09-03
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica) flower.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-09-15
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica) flower.
Location: McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, Florida
Date: 2016-11-06
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-08-31
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica) flower.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-08-31
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica) flower.
Location: Botanical Garden of Berlin
Date: 2022-06-08
Location: McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, Florida
Date: 2016-11-06
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 8-2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2022-08-22
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica).
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2022-08-17
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica).
Location: indoors Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2022-08-29
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica).
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-09-17
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica) flower.
Location: Brazil
Date: 2010-2-18
Photo by Alex Popovkin via Wikimedia Commons
Location: Botanical Garden of Berlin
Date: 2022-06-08
Location: Botanical Garden of Berlin
Date: 2022-06-08
Location: indoors Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-09-07
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica) flower.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-09-03
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica) flower.
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2009-09-28
Location: Cano Negro, Costa Rica | December 2022
Date: 2022-12-19
Exposed due to transition into the dry season
Location: indoors Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-01-16
A new plant forms from a leaf cutting.
Location: Brazil
Date: 2010-2-18
Photo by Alex Popovkin via Wikimedia Commons
Location: Botanical Garden of Berlin
Date: 2022-06-08
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 8-2008
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 8-2008
Location: indoors Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-09-03
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica) flower.

Date: 2010-07-24
Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
Location: Cano Negro, Costa Rica | December 2022
Date: 2022-12-19
Exposed due to transition into the dry season
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-08-31
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica) flower.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-09-15
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica) flower.
Comments:
  • Posted by janelp_lee (Toronto, Ontario - Zone 6a) on Jan 16, 2020 10:18 AM concerning plant:
    Viviparous. Super easy to root from leaf cutting. Can be grown in a small glass vase/porcelain bowl or even a bucket. Loves full sun, warm environment, so it can be invasive as well in a big pond or in wetlands. Be responsible to contain it.

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