hi everyone we have a mature water lily which has been given to us and we have made quite a few plants from it. Do you replant with the large leaves still on or take all the old leaves off and wait for the small new growth to come
Linda, I did the same last year. Best done in early spring. IMHO>
You can get new plant from lengths of stem, around 6 inches / 150mm. If you can see roots , or new shoots , so much the better, but I found they sorted themselves out and all grew.
Lay the stems flat and partially bury them into the soil.
I know "they" say don't use ordinary garden soil, but "aquatic soil" was too dear for me. I used a mix of garden soil and old compost from tubs.
You don't say how old your "new" plants are. Do they have a good root system?
Not quite sure but probably about 5 years old and it was massive and very healthy with a good root system. We can see the new leaves at the bottom of the lily
if it's that old, then I'd plant it. No need to remove older leaves.
Thank you we will give that a go