Nymphoides aquatica

Floating Hearts

Nymphaeaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Water garden, planting of surface water management pond. Often used as an aquarium plant.
Propagation:Division
Availability:Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Stays Wet)
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Stays Wet
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Organic material (muck)
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
 

Pollinated by bees and flies.

Native Habitats:Water. Ponds, lakes, quiet streams, swampa, ditches, canals. This species can be seen in the Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area in Hillsborough County.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:This species is listed as invasive in parts of the world where it is not native.