Water Lettuce - Floating Pond Plant

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Will be shipped in Spring when available and safe for your area.

Product Overview

Water Lettuce (Pistia stratioes)

Water Lettuce resembles a floating head of cabbage or lettuce. The foliage of this pond plant is unique in that it is ribbed and velvety, and the color ranges from light green to lime-green. The flowers are fairly insignificant, small white flowers appear at the base of the leaves. Offsets from the base of the mother plant produce baby lettuce. 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. 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. Water Lettuce does not tolerate cold water or freezing temperatures. The leaves, when exposed to the cold will turn white and rot away.

Water Lettuce (Pistia stratioes)
Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Light Requirements: Part Shade to Full Shade
Height: 2"- 12"
Water Depth: Floating Surface Pond Plant

THIS PLANT CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO AL, CA, FL, MS, LA, 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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  • 5

    Posted by Susan E Quinn on Jun 8th 2020

    These plants arrived on time, in excellent condition. They were larger than I expected, with beautiful color,. Package included wonderful instructions, which I read a little too late (I didn't let mine acclimate to the sun as long as I should have, and now they look a little ratty-- even so, I am thoroughly enjoying them. I will order again from this vendor.

  • 5
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    Posted by Kay Cottrill on May 28th 2020

    these arrived very healthy and green and are beautiful in my pond. I have ordered from this company for many years and all the plants are greate

  • 5
    water lettuce

    Posted by Jerida Floyd on Jun 14th 2018

    very nice size healthy

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 12th 2017

    Arrived in great condition and put them in the pond right away. They are all surviving