Cypella aquatilis - Water Orchid, Water Tulip

Regular price £3.95

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  • Approximate height: 30cm (12 inches) 
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 0 - 5cm (0 - 2 inches)
  • Flowering time: July to August
  • Flower colour: Yellow
  • Supplied bare root

This very rare plant from South America has thin strap-like leaves, similar to those of a young palm, with beautiful yellow tulip-like flowers in high summer. It grows from a small bulb. It is often said to be tender but in fact we have grown this plant here in the ponds in East Anglia for well over a decade and it survives the winter with no problems, provided that the crown of the plant is below the water line in winter and does not freeze. Plant in full sun. 

We recommend starting your Cypella aquatilis off in a pot of 1 litre capacity. Read more on how to pot and care for your plant.