Water Lettuce

Pistia Stratiotes
Latin Name: Pistia Stratiotes
SKU Code: 0F_PS
Moisture/Zone: Zone 5
Flower Colour: No flower
Growth Speed: Fast
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green
Position: Full sun / part sun

A floating pond plant with pretty fan shaped green foliage which shades the water surface, helping to reduce algae. Flowers are white, but very small and inconspicuous. The long, feathery roots hang down in the water, providing a spawning bed for fish and cover for small pond creatures. New plants grow from offsets at the base of the plant.

This plant is not hardy; overwinter in a greenhouse or treat as an annual.