Small ponds with miniature
water plants excite the imagination
Whether you live in an apartment with only a
small balcony, have a secluded courtyard on even a little garden nook. The smallest garden can be transformed using miniature water plants to create a delightful focal
using large urns can give you that tropical resort feel, creating your own
garden retreat. The peaceful sound of
water babbling in the background soothes the mind, taking you away from the
stresses of today's hustle and bustle.
displays using decorative bowls make wonderful centre pieces. Hanging basket and even window boxes can be
converted and used to display miniature water plants.
Can I grow miniature water
lilies in a bowl?
water lilies and other miniature water
plants are ideal for the smaller water features. These plants will grow happily in almost any
container that will hold water, so the possibilities are endless.
See Pond Themes
- Small ponds/water bowls for other miniature
water lilies are available in a range of flower colours similar
to the hardy water lilies including - Apricots, Pinks, Reds, Whites and
Yellows. Some even change colours....There
are also dwarf flowering tropical waterlilies producing blue flowers.
We define dwarf
or pygmy waterlilies as those that produce flowers about tea cup size 7-8cm,
whereas the true miniature water lilies produce
flowers down to 4cm across.
How do I care for my miniature
water. Well it may seem simple, but they
do not need a lot of work. As with any
plant, some maintenance is required to get the best results. Miniature water
lilies need about 10cm of water above the crown, whereas most other
water lilies prefer 30-60cm. Miniature water lilies tend to grow slower than their
bigger brothers, so they do not need dividing - repotting as often,
typically every 2-3 years may be enough for the smallest types. However they still need to be fed. We recommend slow release fertiliser tablets
applied in late Spring.
- Miniature water lilies need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight
to flower. Some varieties such as
Nymphaea 'Helvola' can tolerate light shade.
- For information on the plant care and
maintenance of miniature water lilies go to
our Tips & Hints page.
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