Plant Care

Our 9cm plants arrive in solid pots and will need repotting into aquatic baskets before placing in the water.

Our 1 litre, 3 litre, 5 litre, 10 litre and 30 litre plants will arrive in a Finofil aquatic baskets, potted with aquatic compost.  These baskets are perfect for allowing nutrients and oxygen to filter through the soil).  We recommend re-potting the 1ltr waterlilies into a 3ltr aquatic basket either immediately or after the first season.  

Please note that the 30 litre plants weigh over 50kgs.  

Each plant also comes with a comprehensive label offering further planting advice.

Finofil aquatic baskets are made from 100% recycled plastic and manuafactured in the UK.  They can be recycled at your local recycling centre or any kerb side recycling that collects black plastic. Plant labels are recyclable.

Individual care instructions are available on each plant description and will also be printed on the labels.  

Depth is measured from the top of the pot to the water's surface.

Water Lilies like still water, they also like to keep their leaves dry, do not place them too close to fountains or other splashing water.

Place the water lily in your pond so that the leaves remain on the surface, gradually lower as the leaves grows outwards across the surface, making sure the leaves remain on the surface.

Depth is measured from the top of the pot to the water's surface.

Pruning - Deadhead, removing yellow and brown leaves regularly throughout the growing season.

Koi carp and ducks find waterlilies very tasty - so we do not recommend them for Koi ponds unless they can be protected.