Red Stemmed Parrots Feather
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  • Use As Free Floating Or Submerged Plant
  • Increases Shade Across Pond Surface
  • Promotes Natural Filtration

Red Stemmed Parrots Feather is a member of the water-milfoil family, and is a herbaceous aquatic perennial that gets its name from the feather-like appearance of its grey-green leaves. Red Stemmed Parrots Feather may be used as a submerged or floating pond plant. It has feathery grey-green foliage and its stems can grow from 20 to 60 inches long. Red Stemmed Parrots Feather has lush green texture that assists in shading the pond and also provides a hiding place plus spawning material for koi and goldfish. Because of its capability of establishing itself in wet soil above the water, Red Stemmed Parrots Feather Floating Plant can be used in waterfall and streams, as well as along pond edges. Sold in bunches of 3.

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Floating Plant - Red Stemmed Parrots Feather
Red Stemmed Parrots Feather
Plant Type Floating Or Submerged Plant
Hardiness Zones 5 to 11
Growing Light Full Sun To Full Shade
Flower Color None
Bloom Time N/A
Plant Size Vertical Up To 4"
Also Known As Myriophyllum Brasiliensis

Mail Order: What To Expect

Plants you receive by mail need time to adjust. Red Stemmed Parrots Feather will arrive in Bunches (several stems or groupings of plants). Upon arrival, they may not appear lush but given time & proper care, they will flourish!

Planting Instructions

Simply place in water and plant will float freely. Red Stemmed Parrots Feather may also be potted and submerged in your pond.


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

Plant Maintenance

For best results, trim or prune as leaves 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

In Zones 4 and lower, discard Red Stemmed Parrots Feather after the first hard frost.


Due to the quick growth of Red Stemmed Parrots Feather, it is considered invasive in several states. Never release these plants in public lakes or waterways in any state.

What others are saying

3 out of 5

Customer Rating

"Mixed feelings"Linda of addison, IL

Plant arrived in small amount. One stem out of 3 sent is doing ok. I just think my shipment of plants were not good.would not order again

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1 out of 5

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"plague"Beverly Bailey of Jamestown, TN

I'd give minus stars if possible...I ordered the parrot feather (not red stemmed)beautiful feathers plants and my pond is now a horrid mass of these...from the bottom where they are rooted to the entire surface is nothing but plants. Can't control (pulled almost all out last yr and it's as bad as ever). Am in process of spraying with Kraken to kill and have to rake all out. But they seem to be trying to come back after spraying...Will destroy your pond!! Note the states they are banned (for a reason!!!!) BEWARE *** Response from The Pond Guy: Parrots Feather is considered an invasive plant when added to lakes, waterways or large ponds with soil bottoms. In small, lined water gardens, it is a great at filtering water and is easy to control.

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