Rosette Water Lettuce
Rosette Water Lettuce (pistia-stratoides) is a lovely little plant that grows effortlessly on the surface of the water. The leaves are medium green, velvety and form sweet little rosettes that are 3 - 5 inches in width and grow 2 inches tall. Small plantlets form from runners from the sides of the plant while small, white, inconsequential flowers bloom within the rosette. Rosette Water Lettuce is much prettier than the Jurassic Water Lettuce. Rosette Water Lettuce provides many functions for your pond:
- Provides shade for your fish
- Provides protection and cover from predators
- Helps with algae elimination as it competes for the same nutrition
Rosette Water Lettuce is a tropical plant and needs warm water and temperatures to survive. It is considered an annual in the north. Rosette Water Lettuce turn yellow when the temperatures go below 50 degrees.
PONDMEGASTORE TIP: For more vigorous growth, add a teaspoon or two of miracle-Gro to your pond!
Rosette Water Lettuce is illegal in:
FL, TX, CA, AL, SC, LA, MS, and WI