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Montana Butterfly Plant-Nymphoides indica

Plant Description

Montana Butterfly Plant (Nymphoides indica), also known as Variegated Water Snowflake, a delightful little pond plant with very small (2 - 3  inch) green pads and frilly, little blooms. This little gem blooms all summer long until frost and Montana Butterfly Plant is a wonderful addition to small ponds or container gardens. Established plants have up to a two foot spread across the surface of the water.

Height      2 - 3 inch pads float on the surface of the water. Small blooms are 1/2 inch above the                             surface of the water

Spread      Spreads 1 - 2 feet   

Sunlight Requirements     Full sun to part shade (does best in full sun)

Moisture Requirements    Wet, must be planted in loam soil and placed beneath the surface of the                                                 water 

Bloom         Blooms all summer until frost

Zone             Hardy in zones 8 - 11

Planting Instructions

Plant your Montana Butterfly Plant in a small container using 50% loam soil mixed with a 50% sand. Place the container 3 - 20 inches beneath the surface of the water in full sun. Montana Butterfly Plant prefers calm water and does not tolerate dry conditions or climates where it freezes. Fertilize once each month throughout the growing/blooming season with Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs.

*Never plant your pond plants in stones or rocks as the stones and rocks will crush the roots of the plants. Never top your pond plant containers with stones or rocks as they will not thrive under these conditions.


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