- Free Floating Plant
- Great For Shady Ponds
- Increases Natural Filtration
Water Lettuce is a unique floater that is covered in fuzzy-soft light-green leaves that form a rosette and float peacefully on the water's surface. The rosette conceals a small female flower and the seed bearing fruit of the plant. Water Lettuce is supported by a large number of feathery roots submersed in the water beneath the leaves of the plant. These roots make this plant ideal for added filtration, and the rosette makes perfect shade and spawning habitat for koi and goldfish.
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Here are the replacement parts for Water Lettuce.
|Plant Type||Floating Plant|
|Hardiness Zones||9 To 11|
|Growing Light||Partial Sun To Full Shade|
|Plant Size||Horizontal Up To 6"|
|Also Known As||Pistia Stratioes|
Mail Order: What To Expect
Plants you receive by mail need time to adjust. Water Lettuce 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!
Simply place in water and plant will float freely.
Fertilization is typically not needed for Water Lettuce as they take excess nutrients from your pond water. If needed, Microbe-Lift® Bloom & Grow™ can be used.
For best results, trim or prune as leaves and flowers begin to turn yellow or brown, remove them completely, discarding them to keep as much excess organic material out of water-body as possible.
In Zones 8 and lower, discard Water Lettuce after the first hard frost.
Due to the quick growth of Water Lettuce, it is extremely invasive in states where temperatures do not reach freezing. Many Southern states restrict shipping this plant. Never release these plants in public lakes or waterways in any state.
The first step towards effectively treating any pond weed is proper identification. Water Lettuce is recommended for use against each of the weeds listed below. Click on your desired weed for more information and alternate control options.