Water Lettuce, Ruffled Leaf
Curly Leaf Water Lettuce (pistia stratoides) is a floating, aquatic, pond plant that simply floats on the surface of the water. A rosette smaller variety which is great for smaller gardens. Lovely, leafy rosettes with inconspicuous white flowers. The bright-green leaves float on the surface of the water and spread like strawberries. This is a tropical plant and needs warm water to grow well. If you place water lettuce in cold water it will turn yellow and fall apart. Many people order Water Lettuce early in the year to avoid an algae bloom. Remember to order when water temperatures are warm. Water Lettuce helps with algae elimination by shading the water and competing for the same nutrients. Also provides shade and cover for fish. These lovely rosettes multiply quickly!
(Minimum order 3)
When you receive your water lettuce, place them in a bucket or baby pool with pond water in filtered sunlight or a shady area for 24 - 48 hours. No planting is necessary, simplace place the lettuce on the surface of the water with roots facing down.
REMINDER! Different Plants have different requirements. Water Lettuce is a warm weather/warm water plant that cannot survive nights below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. When you put Water Lettuce on your order, we will delay your shipment until the weather in your area is warm enough for Water Lettuce.
Water Lettuce are illegal is some states, if Water Lettuce is illegal in your state we will send a substitute in its place.
Illegal in AL, CA, FL, MS, SC, TX and WI
Be responsible and NEVER discard Water Lettuce in waterways.