To grow large, healthy and vibrant waterlilies the waterlily grower needs to provide a steady supply of high quality food/fertilizer. Combined with the correct sized growing container and ample sunshine the grower will be rewarded with a lush growing waterlily that provides multiple blooms during the summer growing season.
Aquatic Plant Fertilizers:
PONDTABBS® water soluble tablets combine controlled nitrogen release with rapid nutrient availability in a form which provides optimum feeding for all of your aquatic plants. When used as directed this product will not effect algae growth or have any negative effect on fish. It is recommended that you feed your plants monthly during the growing season at a rate of one tablet per gallon of soil. When the water temperature rises above 72 degrees feeding should be increased to every two weeks. Insert the PONDTABBS® with your finger deep into the soil three inches from the crown of the plant. When using multiple tablets, space the uniformly around the plant. Nutrients will release within five minutes.
PONDTABBS PLUS® 10–14–8 Plus HUMATES
PONDTABBS PLUS® Plus HUMATES starts with the proven formula of traditional PONDTABBS®. Added to this mix is a high grade of humic acid complexes known as humates. These humates are a highly decomposed organic material that is millions of years old and contains extraordinary properties that are important to plant growth. These humates increase the availability of the nutrients in the fertilizer making them easier for the plants to take up. Creating natural microbial activity enhances plant development and resistance to stress. Aquatic plant growers seeing results such as larger and more vibrant blooms, as well as stronger plants and tubers.
PONDTABBS PLUS® 10–14–8 Plus HUMATES SUPERTABBS®
This is a large, 13 gram version of PONDTABBS PLUS®. It is ideal for feeding large planting and waterlilies which grow large such as Victorias, Australian waterlilies such as Giganteas and certain other large growing tropical waterlilies such as N. ‘Foxfire’. Bergen Water Gardens offers these in tubs of 350 tabs.
LANDON AQUATIC FERTILIZER 7803 12–20–8
This granular formula, utilizing ‘binary’ technology has been in use for over twenty-five years. Developed by world renown hybridizer, Kenneth Landon, this product has produced some of the most beautiful plants ever grown.
LANDON 7803is a combination of both organic and inorganic ingredients that work in conjunction with one another to create spectacular results. It is a very ‘hot’ formula that requires very strict adherence to the directions for use. In using this formula we suggest that you combine the appropriate amount of fertilizer with soil and fill your container three quarters full. Add the tuber and cover with (unfertilized) soil. Cover with gravel and place in your pond. Typically, this fertilization method should be sufficient for 60 to 90 days. If late season fertilization is needed, use tablets per manufacturers instructions.
Highland Rim Aquatic Plant Fertilizer
Specially formulated for blooming aquatic plants, with a 10-26-10 ratio of nutrients, HIGHLAND RIM fertilizer tablets give your water lilies, lotuses and blooming marginals plenty of phosphorus to produce the most spectacular blossoms possible. In particular, water lilies and lotuses are heavy feeders that need regular fertilizing if you underfeed them, they’ll under-perform, with unimpressive flowers, yellow leaves and a weak appearance. With nourishment from HIGHLAND RIM fertilizer tablets, they’ll produce their biggest, brightest, most beautiful blooms possible.
On a plant fertilizer package, you’ll usually see three numbers prominently displayed on the label ‹ like 5-10-5 or 10-10-10. Those numbers describe the product’s proportion of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K), which are three essential nutrients for plant growth. Nitrogen produces healthy green foliage growth, while potassium helps boost resistance to disease and promotes plant vigor. Phosphorus ‹ the middle number ‹ is the element most responsible for luxurious blooming.
HIGHLAND RIM tablets are safe and non-toxic. They will not promote algae blooms in ponds, and they will not harm fish or other aquatic life. Highland Rim Aquatic Fertilizer is available in packages of 12, 36 and 80 count.