IMPORTANT PLEASE READ! When you first receive your new plants, they may seem a bit dehydrated, having used their stored moisture during shipping. Remove the plants from the bag immediately! Put the plants in buckets or trays of pond water in the shade or float the plants in a shady area of the pond. Keeping the plants wet and in the shade will help them replenish moisture and adjust to the sun, wind and outdoor temperatures. Acclimate plants over 2-3 days before going into full sun. KEEP STEMS AND UNDERSIDES OF THE LILY PADS IN WATER! Protect plants from any cold temperatures that might occur after receiving your plants.