Helpful Gardening Tips
Goes Well With
We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Lily Pads Water Lily Lotus - Nymphaea lotus
The Egyptian white water-lily, also known as the white lotus or tiger lotus, is a flowering aquatic plant prized by gardeners for its beautiful blossoms. Native to Madagascar, Egypt, and regions in central and west Africa, the Egyptian white water-lily is neither a true lily nor a true lotus, despite its name. In its native habitat, the Egyptian white water-lily can be found in various stagnant and slow-moving bodies of water ranging in size from small, vernal pools to large ponds, lakes, and rivers. This plant prefers still, clear, warm, slightly acidic waters, making it an ideal plant for ornamental garden pools or aquariums.
Lily Pads Are Beautiful in Spring Months Blooming Pink
The Egyptian white water-lily boasts large round leaves that measure 8 to 20 inches in width and float on the surface of the water, sometimes spreading 5 to 10 feet from the root of the plant. Tethered to the aquatic tubers that form the base of the plant, the leaves and flowers of the water-lily are attached by long, hairy petiole or peduncle stems. The flowers, which open at night, are typically 6 to 10 inches across and are held 6 to 12 inches above the water by their stems. Lasting up to four days and emitting a slight fragrance, each flower is comprised of 19 to 20 white petals, four sepals, and multiple other anthers and stamens. The tubers from which the plant grows can lay dormant for several months during the dry season before sprouting when conditions become more favorable. On some occasions, tubers may emerge from the flowers and produce new plantlets.
An incredibly popular plant in for aquaculture hobbyists, the Egyptian white water-lily have been used to produce a majority of night-blooming white water-lily hybrids and cultivars on the market today. However, this plant has also escaped from cultivation and has become an invasive species in some southern American states. Although reported to exist in the wild in both Louisiana and Florida, the white water-lily is not a particularly aggressive plants.