Floating Plants

Water Lettuce

Water LettuceWater Lettuce

Water lettuce are a free-floating tropical plant with many spongy, dusty green simple leaves. The leaves are covered in very fine hairs and arranged in a spiral pattern from the center of the plant. Some people also refer to it as water cabbage.

The leaves are 1 to 6 inches wide and have large veins running their length. The flowers are seldom seen. Water lettuce is a very aggressive plant and can form thick floating mats.

Like the water hyacinth, the lettuce is fantastic at removing excess nutrients, shading the water and giving baby fry a safe place to hide. Adults will redily spawn in the long roots.

Water lettuce is a tropical plant that we treat as an annual. They are next to impossible to over-winter and should be tossed in the compost at the end of the season.

Water lettuce should be controlled so they do not cover the entire pond. 50-70% surface coverage is ideal.

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APFPWL
Water Lettuce (each)
C$ 4.99
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APFPWL3
Water Lettuce (3 plants)
C$ 13.99
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