Cape water lily Africa aquatic plant

Cape lily

The exotic Aponogeton distachyos

The Cape water lily is not just any water plant, it is a plant that brings a piece of summer to your pond, as this unique pond plant originates from sunny Africa. The water lily leaf is fresh green and the plant is known as the scented water lily because the blooming flowers smell like vanilla. So these Cape Pansies should not be missing from your pond!

Features of the Aponogeton:

✅ Hardy: You wouldn't think it but she can take cold well

✅ Multiple flowering periods: Annual exotic feast in the pond

✅ A quick start: For those who can't wait, plant the basket at -5cm depth and enjoy fresh leaves within a month

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Cape Water Lily - Aponogeton Distachyos

- Vanilla scented water lily
- Full-grown height: 5 cm
- Placement: -10 to -40 cm

 29,95

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Pond Plant Set - Special Aquatic Plants

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

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If you have decided to enrich your garden with the enchanting Cape Water Lily, why not go one step further? Complete your pond with our exclusive set of hardy pond plants....

...In addition to the cape water lily, our set includes: the Japanese hollowpipe (Equisetum japonicum) and the Goldknot (Orontium aquaticum). The Equisetum Japonicum, is not only ornamental but also helps keep the water clear. The Orontium aquaticum is native to North America and has striking golden flowers that give your pond a special look and match well with the Cape water lily. Together, these aquatic plants enhance any pond!

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Cape Water Lily - Aponogeton Distachyos

- Vanilla scented water lily
- Full-grown height: 5 cm
- Placement: -10 to -40 cm

 29,95

In stock

Pond Plant Set - Special Aquatic Plants

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

 69,95

In stock

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Frequently asked questions about the Aponogeton

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The size of the Cape Water Lily varies depending on growing conditions and species, but they can produce leaves and flowers 10 to 15 centimeters in diameter.

This water lily thrives best in shallow, stagnant or slow-flowing water with plenty of sunlight. They need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day to grow and bloom properly.

Caring for Cape Water Lilies includes providing adequate sunlight, fertilizing regularly during the growing season and pruning old leaves and flowers to encourage new growth.

Although Cape Water Lilies like warm climates, they can be grown in some temperate climates if protected from frost during the winter period.

Yes, Cape Water Lilies can be a wonderful addition to ponds with fish. The floating leaves provide shade and protection for fish, while the flowers add aesthetic value to the pond. However, it is important to ensure that fish do not damage the roots or leaves.

Cape water lilies - Aponogeton Distachyos

The Cape Water Lily, scientifically known as Aponogeton distachyos, is an unusual aquatic plant that originated in South Africa. This plant is also known by several other names, including Cape Pond Lily, Waterblometjie, or simply "Cape Water Lily." It is a striking and unique aquatic plant with a rich history and several characteristics that attract pond plant enthusiasts.
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