Basket 0

Water Soldier
(Stratiotes aloides)

  • £11.00

Water Soldier (Stratiotes aloides)

The native Water Soldier likes to be able to have their roots touching the bottom of the pond. It has striking narrow bright green leaves and during the summer produces small white flowers

  • Plant Type - Floating
  • Normally Available from - Early May *
  • Spread - 15cm to 30cm
  • Position - Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Flower Colour - White
  • Flowers - Jun to Aug

Specific Plant Care:
Allow to die back naturally. The old plant rots away and the young plants rise to the surface the following spring to bear small white flowers and start the cycle all over again.

Plant Care:
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.