When you receive your water plant pots from Triffid Park, these MUST sit in water at all times (except Patio Pots - see below).
Any sort of trough or tray that will hold water will do. Half wine barrels, decorative pots with no holes, ponds, etc are great and inspire the imagination.
Fill the trays with minimum 1-2 inches of water, up to half way up the pot. Remember, customers don't want to put their arms in a pond of smelly water!
Because these are water plants, overhead watering once a day is not enough to keep them wet. They MUST sit in water.
This also shows your customers that they are Water Plants and not pot plants.
We do make sure that the plants are wet enough to travel for 3-4 days in transport.
OXYGENATING WATER PLANTS
Oxygenating water plants, like all plants provide oxygen in the daytime. At night this process is reversed and they use some of the oxygen as they respire.
The benefit of this is that they absorb nutrients such as ammonia, nitrates and nitrites as well as other minerals and salts, thus conditioning and balancing the water in the pond.
If these are allowed to build up, they can become toxic to the fish and other aquatic life.
Algae’s also like to use nutrients to grow and take over the pond, so the oxygenating plants act like nutrient sponges and stop the algae’s taking over.
AUSTRALIAN NATIVE WATER PLANTS
A native habitat water garden, wetland or pond landscaped with Australian native water plants provide shelter and even nesting materials for indigenous wildlife.
TRIFFID PARK PATIO POTS
Patio pots are a square pot with no drainage holes in them. No pond is required to display them for either the nursery
or the customer. Just place the patio pot in the full sun and keep topped up with water. However these can also be
fully submerged in a pond. They have a carry handle which can be unclipped by the customer when they get home
to put in their pond. This is not a hanging basket. Easy to transport. Easy to market.
When you receive your Patio Pots, they will have very little
water in them for transport. These need to be filled to the
top of the pot with water. The leaves of the plants will then
float back up to the surface and look their best for sales
Now anyone can grow water lilies on the patio, balcony,
in the garden, or in a pond.