How to Plant Pond Plants and the Caring for Water Lilies
When potting aquatic pond plants, the first thing needed is a suitable aquatic pond plant pot. There are floating pond plant pots that are fun, too! Most pots for pond plants are perforated so water does not stagnate and have handles for use for easy removal of the pond plants when transplanting or fertilizing the pond plants. Liquid pond plant fertilizers do not feed algae and can be applied directly to the pond water eliminating the hassle of pulling the pond plants in and out or you getting in and out of the pond to fertilize them.
Pond plants need to derive their nutrients from the water, not soil. Potting soils, top soils, and compact clay are great for pond plants but terrible for fish, fish ponds, and water gardens. We count on pond plants like water lilies to help filter the pond water therefore we want to use an aquatic plant media when potting our aquatic pond plants.