Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)
This hairy but soft plant is perfect for providing cover for small fish and wildlife. They are not hardy so will need to be kept in sheltered spots. The plant spreads by sending out runners to form new plants.
- Plant Type - Floating
- Normally Available from - Early May *
- Spread - 10-20cm
- Position - Full Sun to Part Shade
Specific Plant Care:
Not hardy. Remove decaying plants after first frost. Very hard to overwinte as they must be placed in shallow water with soil at the base of the container. They should be kept in moderate light at a temperatute above 15°c. Very hard to overwinter.
Just place the plant on the surface of the water. These plants are best brought inside as the nights start to get colder during very late summer to protect them from frost.
* Please note when pre-ordering plants:
When ordering multiple plants at the beginning of the season please take note of the 'Normally Available from' in the plant information above.
Your order will be dispatched once all the plants are ready for sale, so it is good idea to order plants within the same month range to avoid delays.
The 'Normally Available From' is a guide only and based on when this plant has been ready for sale in previous seasons. This is subject to change as our greenhouses are not artificially heated, so we rely on the British weather to be kind to us!
Please note you will be charged at the point of order for all items, whether they are on pre-order or ready to leave the nursery immediately.