Water Lettuce


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Pistia stratiotes

Minimum: 1-2 medium/large plants

Introducing Water Lettuce, the graceful aquatic marvel that adds a touch of elegance to your water garden or pond. Known for its lush, floating rosettes, this plant not only enhances the visual appeal of aquatic landscapes but also contributes to water quality and habitat enrichment. Elevate your water feature with the serene beauty of Water Lettuce!

Key Features:

  1. Floating Rosettes: Admire the enchanting beauty of Water Lettuce as it forms delicate, floating rosettes on the water's surface. Each rosette provides shade and shelter for aquatic life while creating a visually stunning display.

  2. Natural Water Filtration: Harness the water-purifying power of Water Lettuce. These plants act as natural filters, absorbing excess nutrients from the water, thereby helping to control algae growth and maintain water clarity.

  3. Oxygenation: Contribute to a healthy aquatic ecosystem. Water Lettuce plays a vital role in oxygenating the water through photosynthesis, promoting a balanced environment for fish and other aquatic inhabitants.

  4. Easy Maintenance: Enjoy the benefits of a low-maintenance aquatic garden. Water Lettuce requires minimal care, making it an ideal choice for both novice and experienced water garden enthusiasts.

  5. Versatile Design Element: Whether in a pond, water feature, or aquarium, Water Lettuce adapts effortlessly. Its versatility makes it a perfect addition to various aquatic setups, enhancing the aesthetic and functional aspects of your water garden.


  • Size: Varied, with rosettes reaching up to 4-8"
  • Habitat: Ponds, Water Gardens, Aquariums
  • Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
  • Care Level: Low


  • Aesthetic Enhancement: Transform your water garden into a picturesque oasis with the floating beauty of Water Lettuce. Create a tranquil atmosphere with these green, floating rosettes.

  • Water Quality Improvement: Maintain a balanced and clear water environment. Water Lettuce absorbs nutrients, reducing algae growth and promoting overall water quality in your pond or water feature.

  • Natural Oxygenation: Support aquatic life with enhanced oxygen levels. Water Lettuce contributes to oxygenation through photosynthesis, creating a healthier habitat for fish and other aquatic residents.

  • Shade and Shelter: Provide shade for your pond inhabitants. The floating rosettes of Water Lettuce offer shelter for fish, amphibians, and beneficial microorganisms, fostering a harmonious aquatic community.

  • Low Maintenance: Enjoy the beauty of Water Lettuce with minimal effort. These plants are easy to care for, making them an excellent choice for water garden enthusiasts of all levels.

Care Guidelines:

  1. Placement: Float Water Lettuce on the water's surface, allowing the rosettes to spread and cover the area. Ensure they receive adequate sunlight for optimal growth.

  2. Water Conditions: Water Lettuce thrives in freshwater environments. Regularly monitor and maintain water quality parameters, including pH and temperature, to support healthy growth.

  3. Propagation: Water Lettuce reproduces through runners and daughter plants. Regularly thin out excess growth to prevent overcrowding and ensure optimal conditions for all plants.

  4. Temperature: While Water Lettuce can tolerate a range of temperatures, it generally prefers warmer conditions. Protect from frost if your region experiences cold temperatures.

  5. Fish Compatibility: Water Lettuce is compatible with most pond fish. Ensure that it coexists harmoniously with your aquatic inhabitants, providing both aesthetic and functional benefits.

Transform your water garden into a haven of natural beauty and tranquility with the captivating presence of Water Lettuce. Order now and watch your aquatic space flourish with green elegance!