Pistia Stratiotes Water Lettuce Floating For Pond & Aquariums

  • Model: PSWL
  • Origin: Cultivated
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Be aware this plant will perish with any frost so if it's cold or the weather has a cold snap, beware. We will not credit you should this happen. We only guarantee quality when it arrives.

Get your pond ready for the summer and keep it algae free - the natural way. Ideal for outdoor ponds or open top aquariums.

Like water hyacinth, water lettuce is a useful plant for keeping the pond free of algae in the spring and early summer months when the water lilies and other aquatic plants are still getting going. It is helpful as it outcompetes algae for nutrients in the water, thereby preventing massive algae blooms.

It is a tropical floating plant, and so will die off completely and for good in winter, but it will multiply rapidly during the summer if the pond water is sufficiently rich in nutrients. If you want it to survive the winter, bring it inside where it's warmer.

It is a good plant for container water gardens as well which look great on a window sill or a bowl in your kitchen - a refreshing difference to cut flowers.

When the plant arrived with you, spray it with water. It needs to rehydrate. Roots are often detached during transport - don't worry about this as it's very common. The plant doesn't really like to be shipped. Roots grow back.
Please do not forget to mist heavily. Repeat every day for 5 days. Twice a day is best or until you feel the leaves and you can feel the moisture in them. Wilting one's or very soft leaves need more misting.
Note: If you forget or can't be bothered to mist, this plant isn't for you. It does need some TLC when it arrives. Once established and as long as it's warm, it will grow quickly without misting.

by Ej T. on 13/8/2018

Only one star .arrived dead probably not vendor's falt post was veary slow 1st plant iv had off aqua essentials that has not bean satisfactory .

by janet e. on 12/7/2018

Super, healthy plants, both growing well. Arrived quickly and well packaged.

by Paul D. on 28/6/2018

Arrived well packaged and not damaged the plants looked very healthy i am very pleased with my purchase

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Hi does this need putting in a very small pond or just float on top? Also what is misting?


Float on top. Misting = spray with water

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