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My parrots feather never seems to do much. Doesnt really spread or grow much, just kinda sits there. Do any of you have better luck putting it in a pot with a little fertilizer maybe? I love it but it doesn't seem to thrive in my pond.
 
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Last year it thrived in floating nets in my pond! Unfortunately, it also provided a perfect environment for development of koi fry - which over populated my pond, so didn't do it this year.
 
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They like full sun. Is yours in the shade? Maybe try moving it close to the edge of pond so some of it sticks out for better CO2 absorption.
 

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Mine is growing like a weed this year, totally covering two of my ponds, one with fish one without fish. One partially shaded, one in full sun
 
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Mine grows great in a pot in full sun in both the big pond and my patio pond. I did stick a couple tomato spikes in the pots a few weeks ago.
 
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Great! Mine are just in pond water, I don't fertilize them at all.
 

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My parrots feather never seems to do much. Doesnt really spread or grow much, just kinda sits there. Do any of you have better luck putting it in a pot with a little fertilizer maybe? I love it but it doesn't seem to thrive in my pond.
Do you have Koi?
 

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Mine grows like weeds... it's around my koi pond, frog pond and patio water features... it's in full/partial sun though...
 
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They like full sun. Is yours in the shade? Maybe try moving it close to the edge of pond so some of it sticks out for better CO2 absorption.
Nope floating freely at the edge of the pond. In full sun all day.
 
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Must be something about my water it doesn't like. I might try putting it in a pot with some fertilizer. Thanks for the responses. :)
 
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Must be something about my water it doesn't like. I might try putting it in a pot with some fertilizer. Thanks for the responses. :)
First season had parrots feather floating in pond with gold fish and it there was little growth. Decided to pot it last season, applied fert tab and it took off. Over wintered added fert tab early spring and great growth this season. Pond is in full sun.
 
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Have heard of ponds being so over filtered there is no nitrates, no ammonia, nothing for the plants to grow perky with, there's a thought
 

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Have heard of ponds being so over filtered there is no nitrates, no ammonia, nothing for the plants to grow perky with, there's a thought
Interesting..... I was going to comment that my PF does just OK, but that's about it. And I have never had a positive ammonia, nitrate, or nitrite reading. Guess old Skippy and the turtle-bog are working over time, or I now have an excuse to buy more goldfish!
 
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I just got mine this April and it's doing ok, not thriving, just ok... I wonder why too... in full son but got shade from other plants covering it.
 
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Wild guess your ph is a bit harsh for it. over 8ph would make it sulk
Yes that may be it. My ph does run high. Think I will put it in a pot. Just haven't had time.
Wow Addy yours looks like its thriving.
 
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