The Cape pondweed should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight. If they can bear the cold weather the plants of the water garden can be left outdoors; or we can move them into large containers, and place them in a temperate spot.These plants don't agree with cold temperatures during this time of year. They can be grown outside.
Generalities Cape pondweed
These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal. The Cape pondweed is medium in size and 25 cm in height; in the spring, summer, autumn, winter it assumes a white colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. The Cape pondweed is a water plant.
Fertilization Cape pondweed
We can fertilize aquatic plants using specific fertilizers to melt in the sheet of water near their location; There are slow release , granular or bar fertilizers, to be planted near our plants, with an action which lasts about 3-4 months.
Watering Cape pondweed
These plants need a completely damp soil, therefore we should water frequently, every 0-1 weeks with 1-2 buckets of water , avoiding water stagnations. We suggest growing thees plants with constantly damp roots; usually they are used in water gardens, near small lakes or ponds.
Treatments Cape pondweed
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil Cape pondweed
These plants are located near a small lake or a small watercourse, with a damp, quite heavy substratum.
Notes Cape pondweed
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.