Phyllanthus fluitans Red Root Floater


Originally from the Amazon river basin. The leaves vary in colour depending on conditions, from bright green to dark. It has small white flowers in good lighting & low nitrogen levels. In warm conditions it can spread significantly more than 30cm in a season but it is not hardy.

Repotting or planting

We suggest 2-3 large floating plants per 1m²

Care instructions

Not hardy. Remove decaying plants after the first frost. To overwinter, place in shallow water with a little soil for the roots to grow into. Keep in good light at above 10 °c. Return to the pond late April – May when there is no risk of frost.



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