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We are pond-passionate and have dedicated ourselves to introducing people to the joys of being a plant parent – specifically, the watery variety. We are ready to help if what you need is information, equipment, seeds, or simply pretty pictures of some water plants.
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Aqua plants are fun and are a great addition to your aquarium. They are an excellent naturalistic addition that will make the water body of your fish or any marine creature just that much more like home. They can also provide – with a little bit of 'engineering' – a self-sustaining ecosystem or a 'mostly' self-sustaining one.
While there will be exceptions, most hydrophytes are remarkably easy to grow and do so quickly. Most can even bloom a brilliant and beautiful flower from the smallest plant in a single growing season. Maintenance is measured not by the minute or month but by years. Watering, too, is as simple as maintaining your pond level, and some do not even require feeding!
The flowers of water lily, water iris, lotus, etc., are beautiful, colourful, and, more often than not, large. They also, as was hinted at before, bloom quickly but also last for quite a while. Temperate ones keep from early spring to early autumn, and subtropical ones go back to bulbs only in winter. And if you live in the Brisbane area, or experience coastal NSW weather, most of these plants will grow wonderfully. Very few flowering plants can last as long as the serene water lily, and fewer still with such marvellous petals.
If you form a pond in your garden, you're creating ideal conditions for water plants. However, you're doing the same for other wildlife as well. Frogs, fishes, dragonflies, and a whole host of insects could call it home. Aquatic animals aren't alone, as all animals need to drink. Small birds like Finches and Wrens, in particular, generally do not travel more than a small distance from potable water. A pond can function as an oasis or watering hole for flora and fauna alike, strengthening the nature of your locality, which when thinking about habitat loss is quite a good deed. Don't you think so, too?
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Any living creature, even one as immobile as a plant, takes a lot of care, attention, and effort to provide and sustain for flourishing. The environment also has an effect, which may come as no surprise. We also have quite the selection of seeds, which may be daunting for an up and coming water plant parent.
We want more people to enjoy the experience, so that is why we’re offering recommendations for which type of marine flora you or anyone you know to acquire. Send us details of the tank or pond, your pump, your area within Australia to our email, and we will match you with the right type, guaranteed!
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Most aqua florae need four to six hours of sunshine daily during their budding and blooming period. We recommend potting the plants even if you strive for a pond as it helps with feeding, dividing, and caring for the plant.
Water lilies, for example, demand 200 mm or 20 cm above the crown, but miniatures may need only 15 cm. Specifics vary with the species in question since some can be submerged, and others prefer damp soil.
Do not forget that both the water lily and the lotus are quite hungry plants. Feed or repot the water lily to kick off its growth phase in springtime. The lotus benefits from ample feeding every couple of weeks at their bloom phase. Others, like the Sarracenia, do not require manual feeding, but they need to be kept moist.
Every organisation such as ours routinely hears this. Despite the declaration, it seems to either destroy or diminish the water plants. It may be that most incidents are due to an improper application. However, we recommend avoiding using it where other life forms live, akin to the usage of DDT.
Green water is mainly a byproduct of an algae bloom stemming from excess nutrients in warm waters. Runoff from nearby fertilisers – or a leak from a plant pot laden with more than the plant or plants can use up. The water lily and the lotus demand ample feeding to flourish, so expect and accept minor measures of green water.
There are alternative methods to reducing algae. By growing underwater or semi-underwater oxygenating florae, e.g., Cabomba, hornworts, etc., or water plants that ‘float’ on the pond floor, e.g., water lilies, lotus, etc. By developing the sources of oxygen, you prepare for its depletion when bacteria, etc., uses it in respiration when they decompose dead algae. Also, allow the pond to reach its natural equilibrium, which it will tend to at its own pace.
Hydrophytes are generally robust enough to survive under general conditions. During dormancy, Temperate ones may lose all their leaves except some underneath the water and the crown. Subtropical ones will revert to a tuber. And while some may not return after an especially bitter winter, most do after regular frosty Australian winters. They will generally bud and bloom in spring, either early or later on, depending on the species or the environment’s quirks.
The lotus also has a deciduous dormancy nature in winter. Temperate species will return to their roots, while Subtropical ones can expire if winter is chilly enough. Most lotus species are of the Temperate group, with some adapted to deal with water that freezes over to ice.
Are you still having trouble with unrelenting winters? Might we recommend a Sarracenia? Not only are they frost resistant, but they will even grow better if exposed to frost during dormancy. You’ll have to worry about keeping them moist even during the hot summers, but you won’t have to worry about the cold with these.
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The sound of the running water can be the most relaxing of white noises and instils a serene atmosphere to boot. It would require a mix of fountains, groundwater features, and outdoor pump plumbing potentially with or through a pond to have it near your abode or other outside a naturally occurring stream.