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Pistia stratiotes

Water lettuce

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  • Pistia stratiotes | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Pistia stratiotes | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green

Description

Pistia stratiotes (Water lettuce). This species will form large clumps of felted rosettes; it is a colonizer that can easily smother a small pond.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Aquatic

Origin

Tropics and sub-tropics

Interest and use

Aquatic

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They grown in any pond or slow-moving water.

Propagation

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

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