February 1, 2023
Nymphaea 'Mangkala Ubol'

Nymphaea 'Mangkala Ubol' at Kew Gardens

Nymphaea ‘Mangkala Ubol’ is a hardy waterlily. It is a day-blooming waterlily. It belongs to the Nymphaeaceae family of plants. It has yellowish-peach flowers. The Flower size is large. It grows to 20cm or 8″ in diameter. Nymphaea ‘Mangkala Ubol’ has round, dark green leaves. The leaves have spots that are red and purple, and brown. Leaves can be as large as 25cm or 10in in diameter.

This waterlily variety was created by Dr. N. Nopchai Charnsilpa. He is a water lily hybridizer and a plant pathologist and Chairman of Thailand Network for Lotus and Waterlily Research and Development.

Nymphaea 'Mangkala Ubol'
Nymphaea ‘Mangkala Ubol’ at Kew Gardens

How to grow Nymphaea ‘Mangkala Ubol’:

Grow Nymphaea ‘Mangkala Ubol’ in full sun. Plant them at water depth of 50 to 80 cm or 2 to 3ft. It could be planted in pond baskets. Select a medium-sized basket about 30cm or 1ft wide. Make sure to use appropriate soil not potting soil or sand. Remove leaves that turn yellow-brown to encourage growing more leaves. And the same for the flowers. As in other water lilies, the flowers go underwater when they are done. You can cut them if you like.

By the end of the blooming season, water lily slows down naturally. It starts its dormant phase until the next blooming season. Nymphaea ‘Mangkala Ubol’ has a long blooming season, especially in more temperate climates.

Nymphaea 'Mangkala Ubol'
Nymphaea ‘Mangkala Ubol’ at Kew Gardens

Also read Water Lily or Nymphaea

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