Trapa natans Water chestnut

Description

Leaf cover shades the surface which helps prevent the growth of algae. Trapa reproduce by forming nuts which sink to the bottom in the autumn. These nuts are called Water Chestnuts and used in Chinese dishes.

Repotting or planting

We suggest 2-3 large floating plants per 1m²

Care instructions

Allow to die back naturally. In warm summers they will produce nuts that will survive at the bottom of the pond to produce new plants the following season

Colour

White

Growth rate

Medium

Flowers

Aug-Sept

Sun/shade

Full sun to part shade

Season

Spring

Measurements in centimetres

Height Min -Max

15-30

Spread Min-Max

10-20

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