We also know the coves as water lilies, are an exquisite plant and easy to grow, as they usually require little care. Its tube or funnel shape and its pretty colors – they can be white, yellowish or burgundy – make them very characteristic and ornamental. So, you can have them both inside your home and in your patio or outside garden.
If you already have a cove at home or you are thinking about getting some, in this article we suggest some tips for optimal care. Here, we explain how to care Water Lily. It is beautiful flowers that will gracefully decorate any room of your home.
How to care Water Lily?
#Step 1: Location
The coves are native to the African continent, although they grow in humid areas near lakes or rivers. Its cultivation will vary according to the climate of your region: if you live in a cold area, it will be ideal to place it in some sunny area. However, if you are in a warm climate, the cove will require light and shade, so you should look for a partial area. Remember: Do not let the plant grow in a totally dark area. It will not produce flowers.
#Step 2: Irrigation
The coves require a lot of humidity. They will usually grow better in a rich and very humid soil. So if you have dry soil, add organic matter, either fertilizer or manure, to enrich it; You can see here how to make natural fertilizer. Add water every two or three days, so that the soil stays always wet.
#Step 3: Fertilizers
As already mentioned, the cove needs very fertile soil. We recommend that in the months of flowering -generally occurs in spring- apply fertilizer, liquid fertilizer, to the earth every 15 days approximately.
#Step 3: Pests
Make sure frequently that the bulbs in the coves are healthy. If you see any sign that the cove suffers from any disease, pull it off with the roots included. In this way, you will prevent the plague from spreading through the other bulbs. Another method to remove the aphids is to add organic pesticides to the soil or directly apply a good jet of water on the damaged flower.
#Step 4: Storage
The water lily is a type of plant that you can store during the winter, to be able to replant it in spring. Think that they can not withstand extreme cold climates, so it is better to dig up the tuber of the plant and store it in a bag or ventilation box, accompanied by peat moss. Leave the box in a dry but ventilated room; so you can re-plant your coves in spring.