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Here are some general frequently asked questions:
Have a read of this article: Aquatic Pests – Snails
Have a read of this article: Common Algae Problems
Have a read of this article: Aquatic Pests – Caddis Fly
Idealy waterlillies require 4-6 hours of full sunlight to flower. But there are some varieties of waterlilies & aquatic plants that will grow and flower in partial shade.
Refer to our list of Shade Tolerant Aquatics.
It may need feeding. Waterlilies are hungry feeders and need feeding at least every 6-8 weeks during the growing season.
The best soil to use is a heavy loam or clay soil. (DO NOT USE POTTING MIX)
There could a number of reasons why a water lily has died.
Is the pond in full shade?
If your pond is in full shade, some waterlilies will not flower and there are chances that it will slowly deteriorate.
Choose shade tolerant aquatics
What is the Ph level of the pond?
Check the Ph of the water. ( you can buy a Ph Tester from any Aquarium Shop) and check the Ph level. It should between 6 -8
Has the pond been treated with an Algaecide or any chemicals for any pests.
These chemicals will slowly deteriorate the waterlily. And could eventually die.
Suncoast Tropicals is a Production Nursery and we are not open to the public.
If you do wish to come and visit our nursery, it is strictly by appointment only.
Please check and enquire about our product at your local Nursery.
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