Pistia Stratiotes Water lettuce

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Description

Pistia Stratiote has lettuce shaped leaves are soft & hairy hence the nickname “Water lettuce”. This plant spreads by sending out runners to form young plants. The fine roots of Water lettuces 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

Water lettuce is not too hardy. Remove decaying plants after the first frost. It’s very hard to overwinter Pistia Stratiotes 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.

Growth rate

Medium

Flowers

Jul-Aug

Sun/shade

Full sun to part shade

Season

Summer

Measurements in centimetres

Height Min -Max

10-30

Spread Min-Max

10-20

PLANT TYPE

Floating

SUN/SHADE

Full sun to part shade

SEASON

Summer

HEIGHT MIN

10

HEIGHT MAX

30

DEPTH MIN

0

DEPTH MAX

0

SPREAD MIN

10

SPREAD MAX

20

POT SIZE

Pack of 10, Pack of 2, Pack of 25, Pack of 3, Pack of 5