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Pistia Genus

Shell flower

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterMoist

Description

Pistia genus (Shell flower). One species of deciduous perennial floating water plant which is grown for its foliage. If grown in water above 19-21C it is evergreen.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Aquatics

Other common names

Water lettuce

Origin

Tropics and sub-tropics

Interest and use

Grown for its aquatic foliage. It is suitable for tropical aquariums and frost free pools.

Cultivation

They are grown in any pond or slow-moving water. They are frost tender, with a minimum temperature of 10-15C. and grow in sun or semi-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate by separating plantlets during the growing period in the summer.

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