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Tricker's Water Garden and Outdoor Decor
Century-old Greenhouses & Hatcheries at 7125 Tanglewood Dr, Independence Ohio 44131 1-800-524-3492
NOTE: The historic walk-in store is closed to the public. You can shop online and have your order shipped or arrange a pick-up after you checkout. During the pick-up, you are welcome to inspect your order.

William Tricker Inc

America's Oldest Water Garden Store — Over 100 years old.

Water lily icon Praefecta Aquatic Fertilizer

Praefecta. A superb initial starter aquatic fertilizer for mixing into the topsoil for water lilies, lotus, and other aquatics that was developed by one of Tricker's chemist to begin aquatic growth. It was introduced years ago in "Popular Science" magazine and has a proven formula for aquatic plants. It is used as an initial fertilizer to promote robust growth by mixing 1/4 pound to 1 cubic foot of topsoil. After about four weeks, the use of Tricker's TRICO fertilizer pellets should be used.

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Nitrogen (N) is responsible making proteins for new tissue growth, especially leafy tissues such as water lily pads. Yellow or pale green leaves or pads are a sign of not enough nitrogen. If your plants have a lot of greenery and lack flowers, then they may be getting too much nitrogen.

Phosphorus (P) is important for root growth and the growing buds and flowers. It's part of the biological energy molecule, ATP that helps to turn energy from the sun into usable energy for your plants (ADP to ATP).

Potassium (K) plays a role in making carbohydrates as well as helping with resistance to diseases. It's a metabolic regulator helping to balance the biochemistry. Stunted plants may be low in potassium and produce fewer offspring.