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  1. Why Are My Water Lilies’ Leaves and Stems Red Instead of Green?
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Asked by mhill on May 31, 2011
Why Are My Water Lilies’ Leaves and Stems Red Instead of Green?

I have established water lilies in my pond and they are coming up with red leaves and stems instead of green. They otherwise look healthy. What’s up?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Cooler temperatures can cause the stems and leaves to have a reddish cast. As the weather warms up, this should fade and the plants will be green again.

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Asked by 1baldyman2 on July 23, 2012
Water Lilies

My water lilies flowered well the first year year of planting, but last year and this year, the flowers are lying at an angle on the surface and not developing properly. Could anyone please help me with this?

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1baldyman2

Thanks but my waterfall is no more than a trickle. I am wondering whether the pond is not deep enough at 1/2 metre for them

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gaynormalcolm

May be too close to running water like a waterfall or fountain. I would move them to a more subdued part of the pond.

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Asked by sidneyowenson@yahoo.co.uk on March 1, 2016
Goldfish Eating My Waterlily

I have 4 mature goldfish in my 10 ft x 5 ft pond and lost a 2-yr old waterlily last year because the fish developed a taste for the young emerging leaves. Any solution?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The fish will dine on your plants, that is just how they feed.
They are vegetative by nature.

You can try creating a shelf of soil and rocks at the edge of your pond.
This will help create a division for the plants and fish.

Make sure you are not putting excess food into the pond. The food will settle to the bottom and the fish will get to the food by eating through the plant roots.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/water-plants/wgen/water-feature-fish-maintenance.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/water-plants/wgen/oxygenating-pond-plants.htm

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Asked by fkielman on August 4, 2016
Water Lilies Broke Off

Here is what I believe happened…I have been feeding my Koi fish with Cheerios. A few days ago I saw a squirrel at the side if the pond scooping off some of the Cheerios. Today I go to the pond and the root sticking out of the Lily bucket is floating on top, broken off from the bucket. I believe the squirrel broke off the root/flower/plant trying to get out.

The problem…I don’t know what to do. Do I throw out the parts that are broken off and wait until whatever is left in the bucket will recover if will I need to replant? And if it’s in need of replanting, how do I do that? Thank you

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fkielman

I have pictures to share, but I cant figure out how to upload them...let me know if you would like me to email them to you.

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Asked by ginnys0848 on June 14, 2017
Water Lilies

Newer and older leaves have yellow and then black spots. These are plants that I have had before in a different pond,some in containers some out,so far I have had three flowers. I don\’t recall leaves dying like this, this early.I also have Water iris that seem to be fine. We now have a waterfall and fish. The water ph has tested in the very good range for ponds.
Should I pot all my lilies and feed them? Is there something that won\’t harm the fish?
Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The best treatment for leaf spot on Water Lilies is to remove them from the plant and discard.
If you have fish, you should not use fungicides. If the problem persists, you may want to remove and replace the Water Lily.

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Asked by Gilbert Comeau on July 16, 2017
Salt Tolerance of Water Lillies

how much salt concentration can water lillies take? Is it a constant amount or one time salt load that hurts them?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Salt will kill water plants in fairly low concentrations.

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Asked by Ikikiktami on July 20, 2017
Water Lily

I have been wintering my lilies inside over the winter. In the summer they live in a fountain on my deck. This year, only 1 pot has leaves. did the other one die? Or is it just dormant for now?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would give it more time and even more sun if that is possible. Water Lily's can be dormant for long periods.

You can also inspect the plant; pull up the pot to look for any signs of green.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/water-plants/water-lily/growing-water-lilies.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/water-plants/water-lily/wintering-water-lilies.htm

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