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Water lilies in pots

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:29 am
by Stormgirl
Has anyone had any success with a water lily in a pot of water?

If so, can you share the secrets of success please?

(I think maybe my pot is not deep enough :cry: )

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:08 pm
by Mister Wisteria
I used to have them in a bath tub with gold fish, seemed to go okay. Just repotted them every 2 years. I would suggest you leave them in thier own pot and then put that into your pot of water.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:41 pm
by bubba louie
An above ground warer garden's on my to do list.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:09 pm
by Patricia
Stormgirl I have water lillies in a set of concrete laundry tubs ie approx 40cm deep & they have been really successful ...in fact one particular lily has been putting on a non-stop flower display for approx 6-7 weeks. I just placed the original pot into the water & have never had to touch them since...my water irises multiply rapidly & I am forever having to thin them out before they take over the whole pond!!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:07 pm
by cordelia
I was told to pot them in a lump of cow manure, put stones on top, and put them deep in the water. So I did, and most of them flowered beautifully. :D :shock: :D One rotted, one didn't flower, but might next year.

They need full sun, and a bit of water change (1/8 to1/4 the water fortnightly if in a smallish pot of water, refill only if in a large area) but not flowing water.

I have mine in a half barrel (thanks, Yani!!!!), and it is fine except in the very hot weather the outside dries too rapidly and the barrel leaks in the top 1/8 or so. And it breeds mozzies. Too warm for fish to eat them. :oops: :evil: :oops:

Good luck with yours. :)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:53 pm
by charlie_bruno
Haven't tried, yet! Was going to wait til spring this year. I wasn't sure if one would survuve the frosts. I was told to get a dwarf species for my small size water feature, so the root system wouldn't take over.