Water Cabbage (Pistia Stratiotes) – The Complete Guide

Water cabbage (Pistia stratiotes)

In the finely balanced ecosystem of pond and aquarium, the water cabbage proves to be a valuable component. The tropical floating plant filters the water, provides shady retreats for fish, and decorates the appearance with its gray-green leaf rosettes. Water cabbage (Pistia stratiotes) is also known by the names water lettuce, shellflower, and Nile cabbage. …

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Arrowhead (Sagittaria Sagittifolia) – The Complete Guide

Arrowhead (Sagittaria sagittifolia)

The arrowhead (Sagittaria sagittifolia) is a popular aquatic and marsh bedding plant. The perennial is especially popular as a specimen plant in the shallow water zone of a garden pond or other artificial water feature. The attractive species is considered to be easy to care for and reproduces quickly. In addition, it also works very …

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Cattails (Typha) – The Complete Guide

Cattails (Typha)

From June to August, cattails boast powerful, cylindrical flowers surrounded by tightly erect, lance-shaped leaves. At the same time, cattails act as natural water filters and ensure clear water in the pond. Depending on where you live, cattails may have a different name. They are also known as bulrush, punks, reed, reedmace, and several other …

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Water Caltrop (Trapa Natans) – The Complete Guide

Water caltrop (Trapa natans)

The water caltrop (Trapa natans) is sometimes mistakenly called water chestnut. However, the water chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis) is not even closely related to the annual water nut. Trapa natans belongs to the Lythraceae family. You can find it in moderate to subtropical regions of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Origin and Distribution The water caltrop (Trapa …

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