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Instructions on How to Grow Beautiful Flowering Water Lily

Water lily was formerly considered one of the noble flowers grown only in the palace. Today, with its strong vitality, high adaptability, and low maintenance and watering, this flower is increasingly grown in popularity. AgriSearch.net will guide you how to grow water lily simple, beautiful flowers in the content of this article. Do not rush to miss this interesting article!

Pots for water lilies

Water lily has a very strong root system. Therefore, if growing in pots, you should choose the type plant pots large diameter to give the roots room to grow. The most suitable pots are 30cm x 45cm and 15cm x 25cm.

Pots for water lilies should choose a wide diameter type
Pots for water lilies should choose a wide diameter type

In particular, you should not use pots with holes, because it causes the soil and water to flow out, causing the plants not to have enough nutrients to grow, the flowers are not big and beautiful. In case of potted plants with holes, must use plastic bags, shields to cover and seal.

Preparing soil for water lilies

The most suitable soil type is nutrient-rich mud. You can also use garden soil. Note that you should not use light loose soils such as humus, specialized land for growing bonsai trees… because they do not have cohesion, adhesion. Therefore, it is very easy to drift out of the container.

Before planting water lilies, you should soak the soil for about a week so that the soil is sufficiently hydrated. Do not mix additional soil with any rocks, minerals or coal to avoid drifting out of the container. Ensuring a clean water source for the gun is very important. Growers need to pay attention carefully, otherwise the plant will grow slowly, difficult to flower.

Planting plants in pots

Add a layer of soil to the pot (liner), followed by a thin layer of manure. Add more soil until about half the depth of the pot and then proceed to plant. Next, add soil until about 80% of the depth of the pot and use a stick to compact it so that the plant does not drift.

The technique of planting water lilies in pots is not too complicated
The technique of planting water lilies in pots is not too complicated

Next, you gently submerge the water lily pot in the aquarium. Adjust the water level about 10 cm from the bottom to the water surface. Adjust the height by adjusting the amount of water or by placing a brick or an inverted pot under the pot.

After one month, increase the water depth to about 15cm, then the water depth will be gradually increased according to the growth. The best time to plant is around April to May every year.

Note that it is necessary to change pots and soil every year to ensure the plants have enough space and nutrients to grow.

How to water water lily?

Water lily does not need to be watered because it is raised by submerging the pot under water. So pay attention to the water level instead of watering. Note to add more water when the water level is evaporating, especially in summer. If you want water lilies to bloom regularly and sustainably, you should keep the water level unchanged.

In addition, it is necessary to change the entire water when the water is warm (hot) or cloudy. When changing the water, pour the water to be changed into the bucket and leave it for a day to ensure that the water temperature is equal to the ambient temperature.

Water lily is already planted in a pot of water, so there is no need to add water
Water lily is already planted in a pot of water, so there is no need to add water

Another thing to note is that mosquito larvae often thrive in the summer, you should add goldfish or medaka fish to limit mosquito larvae development.

Water lily fertilizer

Use fertilizer pellets Slow release for both top and bottom applications. Bury it deep into the soil so it doesn’t get dissolved in the water. During the growth period of water lilies, after 3 to 4 weeks need to fertilize once.

Pests and diseases to note when planting water lilies

Unlike pests and diseases in roses, water lilies have very few pests and diseases. However, be careful with mealybugs and flies.

Parasites on new shoots and the back of leaves to suck fluid. Attention should also be paid to indirect lesions that mediate viral transmission. Find it as soon as possible and destroy it, or disinfect it by spraying insecticide.

However, if you are keeping goldfish or carp with water lilies, be careful when using insecticides. Read the pesticide warnings carefully and make sure you can use it with goldfish and killifish. If you can’t use it, separate the goldfish and medaka in another pot for a few days during the aphid eradication process, change the water, and then put them back in.

You need to pay attention to check to promptly remove aphids for water lilies
You need to pay attention to check to promptly remove aphids for water lilies

Flies are the larvae of mosquitoes and are pests that tend to appear in the presence of puddles. Although water lilies are not harmful, mosquitoes do harm to us. Use insecticide to get rid of it or keep goldfish and killifish together.

Hopefully with the content of this article, you will have a better understanding of how to grow water lilies. You can directly follow the website AgriSearch.net to update more information about agriculture.

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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