Water Lettuce

Water Lettuce

An aquatic plant in the arum family.
Common name : Water Lettuce
Scientific name : Pistia stratiotes
Family : Araceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Extra water
Extra water
Pistia is a genus of aquatic plant in the arum family, Araceae, its single species being Pistia stratiotes - water cabbage or water lettuce - present, either naturally or through human introduction, in nearly all tropical and subtropical fresh waterways and considered an invasive species.

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Low
Zone USDA 12b
Height 1 - 15
pH 5 - 7

Weed my water lettuce

Every month, tear off some of the water lettuces, otherwise they may dominate your other plantations.

Plant my water lettuce

It's the easiest plantation you can imagine. If you have a pond with no limestone water, just put a plant on the top, and voila!

Shelter my water lettuce

Remember to take one or two plants and keep them in an indoor aquarium as soon as temperatures fall below 15 ┬░ C.

Put outside my water lettuce

The warm days come back? From May, you can put back your water lettuces on the pond that where sheltered inside.

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