Water Lettuce floating pond plant resembles a head of cabbage and is often referred to as "water cabbage". The foliage of this pond plant is unique in that it is ribbed and velvety. Water lettuce prefers some shade in hotter climates and the leaves will yellow if in direct sun. Like water hyacinths, Water Lettuce provides coverage and helps control algae by absorbing nutrients. Water temperatures must be 65 degrees when adding this pond plant to your water garden. Water lettuce will not tolerate freezing temperatures or cold water. When exposed to cold, the leaves will turn white and rot. A popular floating plant for water gardens that are located in shade or part shade.
Water Lettuce (Pistia stratioes)
Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Light Requirements: Part Shade to Full Shade
Height: 2"- 12" Water Depth: Floating Surface Pond Plant
Water Lettuce is restricted in AL, CA, FL, MS, PR, SC, TX, WI. May be substituted with Giant Sensitive Plant or Frogbit, if ordered and it is illegal for the nursery to ship. Depending on which location your order ships from. Please Contact us with any questions.
Water Lettuce is regulated in some states. - Never release these plants into public lakes or waterways. Know your state laws when ordering pond plants.