By: Tetra Pond Products
Just like fish, pond plants may at times suffer from various health problems. The following table will help you identify and resolve some of these. Following these simple tips and using suitable aquatic products will ensure that you are able to create a beautifully planted pond with the minimum of trouble.
SYMPTOM: Sudden blackening of leaves and flower stems. Rootstock goes gelatinous and foul
ACTION: Remove all affected plants and destroy them
SYMPTOM: Small, black aphids on lily leaves.
ACTION: Spray nearby fruit trees in the winter with an ovicide to kill eggs. Knock aphids into water with hose where fish can eat them
SYMPTOM: Small dark brown/black beetles, and tiny black larvae on lilies. Causes disfigurement of leaves.
ACTION: Knock beetles into water with hose. Tidy up pond side vegetation during winter.
in particular greater pond snails (Lymnaea stagnalis)
SYMPTOM: Jelly-like masses appear on leaves, plants eaten away
ACTION: Float lettuce on water, remove when covered in snails
(in particular greater pond snails)
SYMPTOM: Dark patches on surface of leaves
ACTION: Remove affected leaves and discard.