Curly Leaf Rosette Water Lettuce

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Curly Leaf Rosette Water Lettuce (Pistia Rosette)

A compact variety of water lettuce pistia with a rosette shape. The velvety, ribbed leaves are ruffled and the color ranges from light green to blue green. Water lettuce prefers some shade in hotter climates and the leaves will yellow if in direct sun. A popular choice for pond owners who have water gardens that are located in shade or part shade. Rosette Water lettuce, like water hyacinth will compete with algae for nutrients and provide shade and coverage. The dangling, feathery white roots provide hiding places for baby fish. Large Koi do like to snack on the roots and foliage, so we advise placing the water lettuce in an area of the pond that is in-accessible to the fish. This floating pond plant needs water temperatures to be 65 degrees to flourish. Rosette Water Lettuce does not tolerate cold water or freezing temperatures. The leaves, when exposed to the cold will turn white and rot away.

Rosette Water Lettuce (Pistia sp)
Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade
Height: 4" -6"
Water Depth: Floating Pond Plant

THIS PLANT CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO AL, CA, FL, LA, MS, PR, SC, TX, WI - Will be substituted or cancelled. Never release these plants into public lakes or waterways. Know your state laws.


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  • 4

    Posted by Jesse Smith on May 11th 2020

    I ordered 1 lonely plant. Package included 2 smaller baby plants. All 3 were pretty dried out. Make sure you rehydrate them in a shady spot for several days!!! I had them soaking in the shade for a day then threw them in the pond where they get full sun. At the end of the second day they look pretty scorched. I'm not sure if they'll make it. 4 stars only because I'm not convinced that buying aquatic plants online is a very user-friendly process for guys like me who don't know what they're doing.

  • 4
    Water lettuce

    Posted by Shirley clark on Jun 17th 2019

    Alive and well . A little small but doing great in my pond.

  • 2

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 14th 2019

    Came really small compared to the rest of my order. We will see if it reproduces and how it does.

  • 5
    lovely healthy water lettuce - ranchus love it!

    Posted by Sarah on Jul 25th 2017

    This is my second batch of water lettuce from Lilyblooms. I'm really happy with it all, everything arrived promptly, well packaged and super healthy, with a nice combination of larger and smaller sized pieces. I use mine for 2x large goldfish acquariums - but these are chunky sized plants with long roots that need a reasonable amount of still water to float on. Ideal for a pond but think carefully if you are using for acquarium purposes, think 40 gallon breeder minimum for 2 /3 pieces. having said all that - my ranchus LOVE them. I trim down the roots a little and float several plants within a wooden hoop to keep them away from the filter flow. The fish spend hours poking around in the roots, popping their heads up between leaves of the plants and generally being incredibly cute. One tank is near a window that gets alot of natural sunlight and they seem to enjoy having a still shady area, so much so that they keep laying eggs and spawning amongst the roots.

  • 5
    Beauitful large plants very impressed

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 28th 2017

    Beauitful large plants very impressed

  • 5
    Very satisfied

    Posted by Jerry D on May 26th 2017

    Very healthy looking plants. Awesome root growth. Can't wait for them to branch out and multiply.