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Potamogeton Genus

Pondweed

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General Needs

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

Description

Potamogeton genus (Pondweed). There are about 80 to 100 species of aquatic perennials. The foliage will vary in size and shape depending on the species. The leaves are larger than those of the floating species. They usually have narrow, elliptical leaves that are light olive green. The flowers are in spikes of tiny white or cream flowers and may be submerged or held above the surface.

Characteristics

Perennials, Aquatics

Origin

Many regions

Interest and use

Is suitable for cold-water pools and aquariums (aquatic).

Cultivation

They grow in full sun in any pond or slow-moving stream. You can propagate from cuttings in late spring or early summer. Remove fading foliage and thin colonies of plants as necessary.

Propagation

Stem cuttings in spring or summer.

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