We want to help you grow the very best water garden plants.
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Please note what NOT to do under each type of plant as there is a lot of misinformation on the internet regarding pond plants. Report any signs of stress or damage to plants to us immediately and we can help you to be sure that they are going to be ok. Issues should be addressed ASAP.
How to Plant Hardy Perennial Water Lilies
1.) Choose a wide, shallow container for your water lily. The wider the container, the larger your water lily will grow and you will also have more blooms
2.) Fill 2/3 of your wide, shallow container with heavy loam soil. (Loam soil is a mix of 50% top soil and 50% clay) plus 1 cup of play sand.
(Top soil can be purchased from Lowe's or Home Depot for $2-3.00, stay away from brands like Scott's or Miracle-Gro as they have added nutrients) Clay may be purchased at a local auto part store as the product 'Absorb' which is 100% clay or you may purchase 100% clay kitty litter with no perfumes or dyes added can be purchased at your local pet store or Wal-Mart for $2.00, and play sand can be purchased at Wal-Mart for $2-3.00 a bag)
(If you plan to use Landon Fertilizer, add it to the 2/3 of the soil mixture in your container. Keep the top 1/3 of the soil without fertilizer as it is 'hot' and will burn new growth on the plant
3.) Hardy water lilies grow horizontally-- so place the rhizome on the side of the container with the crown of the plant facing the center, so that your water lily can grow across the container
4.) You may now fill the remaining 1/3 of your container with your heavy loam soil mixture and press down on the surface of the soil to remove any air from the soil.
5.) Gently place your newly planted, potted water lily in the water with 6-24 inches of water over the pot. You may use bricks or blocks to raise the level of the container if necessary. Most water lilies need at least 5+ hours of direct sunlight to grow and bloom.
How to Plant Annual / Tropical Water Lilies
*Growing Austrailian Tropical Waterlilies: Rich Sacher Method
How to Plant submerged aquatic oxygenating grasses
How to Plant Marginal Shelf water garden plants
How to Plant Floating Pond Plants
What kind of fertilizer is made for aquatic pond plants and is it safe to use with fish, frogs, and pond snails?
- Waterlily World Pond Tablets
- Landon Granular Fertilizer
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