Tropical Water Lily,White Blooming- 10 Viable Seeds
White Blooming Tropical Water Lily- Excellent for ponds, water filled pottery containers, wooden barrels and water features
Beautiful water lily ponds containing water lilies once seen are never totally forgotten. And everyone at some stage or another has seen Monet's water lilies even though they are on canvas. Water lilies are easy to grow. Water lilies needs deeper water and do not like flowing or splashing water.
Water lilies are without doubt the most beautiful aquatic plants and are a must for every sunny water garden. But they need not only be used in ponds. Innovative gardeners with small gardens and sunny courtyards can enjoy them too, as they can be successfully grown in a variety of water-filled pottery containers, wooden barrels, old kitchen sinks and water features. This beautiful tropical plant is an excellent bloomer, which can produce six or seven blooms at a time! It is also extremely prolific.
The blooms are held high above the water. This is an excellent plant for the beginners. The flowers are held high above the water, about one foot high. The large, round and flat flowers bloom freely. The flowers are 7" - 10" across with 19 - 20 petals and a faint but pungent fragrance. They bloom from mid-summer to early fall.
This herbaceous plant has lovely foliage even when not in bloom. The leaves are reddish bronze and heavily serrated on top with purple undersides. The copper pads with purplish spots are huge, 10" - 12" around with a spread of 5' - 6' when planted in a 3-5 gallons container. The wavy leaves grow more circular over time.
The seeds can be sprouted in warm water and potted individually, but others prefer to plant them before they sprout. The number of seeds determines the container size, everything from small pots to dish pans to small ponds. Put a layer of any good growing medium in the bottom, add water to the brim, level and compact the soil once it has settled from filling with water. Then distribute the seeds as evenly as possible over the soil and drizzle a thin layer of white sand, through the water, over the seeds. This helps to anchor them and to see them as they sprout. Adding water after putting the seeds are put in can dislodge them, as can placing the container in a pond, so do it carefully.
When the seedlings have made several floating leaves in smaller containers, carefully dig them up and pot them individually. In small ponds designed for seedlings, let the plants grow to blooming stage and then remove them, either to propagate or discard, making more space for still developing seedlings. Germination can take longer. Be patient!
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