How to Plant a Waterlily

10 Minutes
Before adding a waterlily to your pond, you'll want to pot it in a container designed specifically for aquatic plants. Since waterlilies are voracious eaters, you also want to make sure you include fertilizer when potting them up. Once potted, you can place the waterlily into your pond. If you don't have a pond, you can also plant waterlilies in watertight containers to set on your patio or deck! Just make sure the waterlilies get at least 6 hours of full sun per day. For more on planting waterlilies, visit our website at
You can enjoy beautiful waterlilies if you plant them properly.
Add a couple inches of Aquatic Planting Media to a fabric waterlily pot.
Carefully remove the waterlily from its plastic container and place in the middle of the fabric planter.
Add Bubble Tab fertilizer to the aquatic soil following package instructions. Waterlilies need to be fertilized properly for the best blooms.
Cover the Bubble Tabs with Aquatic Planting Media to a depth that's even with the top of the waterlily's container soil.
Spread river rocks or similar across the top of the soil. This keeps soil from escaping into the pond.
Place the waterlily carefully into the pond at the planting depth specified on the plant tag from the garden center.
Enjoy your beautiful waterlily all summer long!

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