Ponds and Water Gardening forum: Small Water Lily Leaves

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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Kelli
Nov 1, 2016 9:13 AM CST
These are regular, full-size water lilies. For the past few years they have been growing very small leaves, few larger than a half dollar. (Remember half dollars?) We feed the plants and they get full sun. We have three or four plants in a 800-gallon pond. The depth is about 16 inches. We have goldfish, but we also had goldfish when the leaves were normal. What is wrong?

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Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
Nov 1, 2016 4:33 PM CST
Kelli, they might need to be divided and are crowded in the pots. In your zone do they go dormant in the winter or grow year round. Are the tropical or hardy lily? I would un pot and divide and feed them in the spring for hardies and the tropical can be done anytime if your water stays above 50 degrees year around.
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Nov 2, 2016 7:34 AM CST
Thank you

The are either all tropical or some tropical and some hardy. I don't know the name of them. We got them from someone I used to work with. They go dormant in the winter.
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