Floating pond plants are some of the most important plants for your water garden, as they reduce algae growth and provide protective cover for fish or other aquatic creatures. Floating plants are some of the fastest growing water plants, which allows them to compete with algae for nutrients and reduce algae growth. These are super easy to add to your water garden as no planting is required since floating plants draw their nutrients directly from the water. Just place the floating plants in your pond or water garden and your are good to go. Due to the rapid growth of floating plants, some of them are restricted in certain states. Restricted states are listed in the description of each plant. Never release plants into public water ways.