Pistia stratiotes Jumbo Water lettuce

Description

The lettuce shaped leaves are soft & hairy. This plant spreads by sending out runners to form young plants. The fine roots give good cover for small fish. Pistia are not hardy and do best placed in sheltered pools.

Repotting or planting

We suggest 2-3 large floating plants per 1m²

Care instructions

Not hardy. Remove decaying plants after first frost. Very hard to overwinter as they must be placed in shallow water with soil at the base of the container. They should be kept in moderate light at a temperature e above 15°c. Very hard to overwinter.

Growth rate

Medium

Flowers

Aug-Sept

Sun/shade

Full sun to part shade

Season

Spring

Measurements in centimetres

Height Min -Max

10-30

Spread Min-Max

10-20

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