Nymphaea ‘Mangkala Ubol’

Nymphaea ‘Mangkala Ubol’ is a hardy day blooming waterlily. It belongs to Nymphaceae family of plants. The flowers are yellowish-peach colors. Flowers size is large almost 20cm or 8″ diameter. It can be planted at water depths of 50 to 80 cm or 2 to 3ft. It has round dark leaves with spots that are red and purple and brown. Leaves can be as large as 25cm or 10in in diameter. This variety was created by Dr. N. Nopchai Charnsilpa who 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

Plant Nymphaea ‘Mangkala Ubol’ in full sun. It could be planted in pond baskets usually of medium size about 30cm or 1ft wide. Make sure to use appropriate soil not potting soil or sand. You can remove leaves that turn yellow-brown to encourage more leaves. And the same for the flowers, as in other water lilies the flowers go underwater you can cut them if you like. By the end of the blooming season, water lily slows down naturally and starts its resting 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

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