Information shown here reports results of flowering habits
of 21 well-known hardy waterlily cultivars grown for three years
from 1 December 2000 to 31 December 2003. A rhizome of each cultivar
was planted in 46 x 16 cm. (18.1 x 6.3 inch) width and height
plastic container filled up with a mixture of paddy clay soil,
2 handfuls of dried cow manure and 2 table spoonfuls of 14-14-14
slow release fertilizer. Each container was put in a 65 x 45
cm. (25.6 x 17.7 inch) width and height cement jar placed in
an area to gain full sun during 07.00-17.00 hours.
Maintenance and care were done by keeping the jars filled
with water at all times. The whole pedicle and peduncle of old
leaves and faded blooms were pinched off. Chemical fertilizer
16-16-16 and 8-24-24, one teaspoonful of each were applied alternately
every two weeks for three months, then increased to one and a
half spoonfuls of each formula afterward.