How to propagate Red Water Lily

Written by Maggie

Sep 11 2021

How to propagate Red Water Lily

Red water lily is a variety of white water lily, rose red, bright and shiny. So how do red water lilies propagate?  Now let's learn more about the propagation methods of red water lilies and the effects of red water lilies.

Red water lily

1. Division propagation of Red water lily

Red Water Lily mainly adopts split-plant propagation. The hardy species are usually separated in March and April before the germination in early spring. The hardy species have high requirements on air temperature and water temperature, so they can't be separated until around mid-May. When dividing plants, dig out the rhizomes, select the rhizomes with full new buds, cut the roots into 8-10 cm long segments with at least 1 bud in each segment, and then plant Red water lily. The top buds are buried in the topsoil, and the depth of the overlaying soil should be flat between the bud and the surface of the soil. Each pot is 5-7 sections. After planting, a little sun can be injected into shallow water, to maintain the water temperature, but should not be too deep irrigation, otherwise it will affect the germination. The water level should be deepened when the temperature rises and new buds germinate. Place red water lily in a well-ventilated and sunny place for maintenance. The water depth of the cultivation is 20-40cm. The water level can be deepened appropriately in summer and the basin water should be kept clean in the high temperature season.

2. Sowing propagation of Red water lily

Red Red Water Lily can also be used for sowing and propagation, that is, the flowers are transferred into Water after flowering, and the flowers are wrapped in gauze bag before the fruit is ripe, so that the seeds fall into the bag after the fruit is broken. After harvesting, seeds must still be stored in water, or they will lose the ability to germinate if stored dry. Sow seeds in March-April, the basin soil with fertile clay loam, holding soil should not be too full. It should be 5-6 cm from the mouth of the basin. After sowing into the seed cover soil 1 cm, press immersed in water. Water surface is 3-4 cm higher than the basin soil, the basin covered with glass, placed in a warm place to the sun, to improve the temperature in the basin. Sowing temperature in 25-30℃ is appropriate, after half a month or so of germination, and in the second year, it can be flowering.

Red water lily

Efficacy of Red Water Lily

1. Garden value: In the history of Chinese Dutch culture, the form of basin Red water lily was only used for private courtyard appreciation at the beginning. The arrangement technique of combining potted plant with pond plant enhances the ornamental value of potted Red water lily, which often appears in garden waterscape and garden sketch. Red Water Lily Water stone bonsai is a new kind of bonsai. It is the organic combination of Red Water Lily potted plant and Water stone potted landscape, which not only reflects the firm and elegant mountain stone, but also shows the delicate and charming

2. Medicinal value: According to the nutritional analysis of Red Water Lily, the results show that Red Water Lily is rich in 17 kinds of amino acids, and Red Water Lily protein belongs to the high quality protein. The results also showed that Red Water Lily was rich in VC, flavone glucoside and trace element zinc, which combined with each other had a strong function of lead removal. Animal acute toxicity test, micronucleus test and sperm distortion test all showed that Red Water Lily is a safe and reliable substance without any toxic and side effects. Red Water Lily pollen is a nutrient-rich, complete, balanced, concentrated and other characteristic, and is a natural nutrient source with a prospect of development and utilization.

3. Cultural value: In ancient Egyptian mythology, the sun was born from the lotus blossom, so Red Water Lily was regarded as the "sacred flower" and became a totem throughout the pillars of temples in ancient Egypt, symbolizing the blessing of "only beginning, no disillusion". Plants, flowers, Dicotyledons, buttercups, Red Water Lily family. In ancient Greece and Rome, Red Water Lily, like the Chinese lotus, was regarded as the embodiment of sanctity and beauty, and was often sacrificed to the goddess.

Red water lily