Saturday, August 25, 2007

Water Plants

To re-pot: Separate into crowns, cut away excess roots, and then line the new pot with newspaper. Use a garden soil do NOT use a potting mix. Put some blood and bone or wrap a fertilizer tablet in a cloth or newspaper and inside the pot. The crown of the plant should be level with top of pot. Top off with sand or gravel. The water lily should be at a depth of between 45 to 50 cm and at least 25cm from top of pot to water level.

Remember, water lilies like at least 4 to 6 hours of sun daily.To maintain: Remove old spent leaves and flowers, keep water level up, re-pot prior to spring growth starting. The bigger the pot the bigger the flowers and leaves will be. Most water lilies will die down during winter

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