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 15Îçc. 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.