The Q&A Archives: Why doesn't my water lily bloom?

Question: I have several water lilies to include a night blooming lily. However, they do not bloom. Do they bloom only when fertilized? Where can I get fertilizer tablets (not sold at Home Depot)for aquatic plants?

Answer: Water lilies get the nutrients they need from the water so feeding won't make them flower, but lots of sunshine will help them along. They also need to be about 2 years old before they can bloom. Good luck with your lilies.

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