Hornwort, Bundle of 5

Item: 150113

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  • Increases Diffused Oxygen In Water
  • Provides Hiding Spots for Small Fish
  • Promotes Natural Filtration

Hornwort submerged pond plant is an excellent oxygenating pond plant. Hornwort resembles an underwater juniper bush, with multiple branches of thick, dark green foliage. Hornwort forms a dense mat and does not develop roots. Like other submerged pond plants, it receives nutrients from the water and helps keep water clear. Baby fish love to hide in this submerged plant because of its dense growing habit. Sold in bundles of 5.

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Submerged Plant - Hornwort
Plant Type Submerged Plant
Hardiness Zones 5 To 11
Growing Light Full Sun To Full Shade
Plant Size Vertical Up To Pond Surface
Also Known As Ceratophyllum Demersum, Rigid Hornwort, Coontail

Mail Order: What To Expect

Plants you receive by mail need time to adjust. Your plants will arrive in bundles. Upon arrival, they may not appear lush but given time & proper care, they will flourish!

Planting Instructions

Plant several bundles of Hornwort together submerged in a planter with aquatic planting media or simply tie the bundle to a weight and drop into the desired section of your pond or water garden. Use one bundle for every 2 square feet of surface area, simply attaching weights and sinking to the bottom of the pond. 1 to 10 feet of water depth is recommended and Hornwort can reach up to 8 to 10 feet or reach the pond surface.


Fertilization is typically not needed for Hornwort as they take excess nutrients from your pond water. If needed, Microbe-Lift® Bloom & Grow™ can be used.

Plant Maintenance

For best results, trim leaves as they begin to turn yellow or brown, remove them completely, discarding them to keep as much excess organic material out of water-body as possible.

Winter Care

When performing fall maintenance tasks, cut back Hornwort to 1" above the pot and submerge back into center of pond. This stops winter die off from entering the pond as decaying debris.

Weeds Treated

The first step towards effectively treating any pond weed is proper identification. Hornwort, Bundle of 5 is recommended for use against each of the weeds listed below. Click on your desired weed for more information and alternate control options.

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