For waterlilies, a floating mesh pad with a barrier to keep koi from eating the plants is good for pond owners. These floating mesh pads allow the plants to root in the soil beneath the water. Mesh pads are also good for water lettuce, red star ludwigia, moneywort, water celery and other water plants.
Another type of container that is good for aquatic plants is a fabric basket that can be filled with soil or clay. Users can also include fertilizer tablets in these baskets to help the plants grow. Another type of pot for aquatic plants are ones with no holes, which helps keep soil and other planting materials out of the water.