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Pond Planting Media

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  • Perfect for planting or re-potting water lilies, marginals and other aquatic plants.
  • Planting a Water Lily: Water lilies like to grow horizontally so choose a shallow, wide potting container for your plant. One water lily will fit comfortably in a pot that is at least 12-18" wide and 6-10" deep. We recommend the use of a fabric pot or planter.
    1. Add a layer of potting media to the bottom of your pot or fabric planter. Then, remove your water lily from its existing pot. Remove any brown or dying pads at this time, leaving only emerging pads or flower buds. Recently purchased plants should be ready to re-pot, but plants removed from your pond may require some trimming.
    2. Place the plant into your new pot or fabric planter. When planting a hardy lily, plant the tuber against the side of the planter at an upward angle. When planting a tropical water lily, place the root system in the center of the pot and spread the roots outward. 
    3. Add fertilizer (according to the directions) to support growth and flower production. Then, use pond plant potting media to fill the remaining areas around the lily tuber or root system. 
    4. Place a layer of pea gravel or larger pebbles on top of the potting media to prevent it from leaching into the pond and protect the root system from inquisitive pond fish.

    Planting a Marginal or Bog Plant: Most purchased pond plants are sold in temporary pots and need to be re-potted before being placed in the pond. Select a planting container that provides enough space for your plant to grow and thrive.
    1. Add a layer of potting media at the bottom of your planter. Then, remove your plant from its existing pot and trim roots if necessary.
    2. Add fertilizer to the planter (according to directions) to support growth and flower production.
    3. Place the plant into the new pot of fabric planter and fill completely around the plant with potting media, including any exposed roots toward the top of the planter.
    4. Finish re-potting your plant by placing a layer of gravel or pebbles on top of the potting media, preventing media from leaching into the pond and protecting the root system from inquisitive pond fish.

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