Red Stem, Thalia Geniculata Ruminoides is fast growing in the heat. Lovely broad leaves are complemented with bright red stems.
Plant grows 5-8' tall and looks great when planted in containers and used as a focal point in your pond!
Plant in moist, loamy soil up to 12 inches below the waters surface in a very large container because this plant gets so tall. This can grow outside the pond if well watered.
5 to 25 Gallons, the bigger the better as you don't want it to fall over in a windy thunderstorm.
Grows well in full sun to shade.
Cut back and treat as a houseplant north of zone 9 in winter in a south facing window.