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- Floating Pond Plants -
Parrots Feather, Red Stemmed Parrots Feather, Sensitive Plant, Water Hyacinth, Water Lettuce.

Floating pond plants - These are the most desirable addition to the watergarden as they provide surface cover, shade the pond water and provide a place for fish to escape the mid-day sun.

Floating plants use nutrients from the water competing with algae to help keep the pond clear. They don't require planting because their roots actually feed directly from the water! They do this at such a fast rate that it is not unusual for them to cover the surface of the water in as little as a few weeks time.  It is this rapid growth and removing undesirable ammonia and nitrates from the water that makes them so important in keeping a healthy, clean and clear water garden.

*If you have Koi it may be a challenge to keep the plant growth as fast as the destruction of them by your Koi. Koi will nibble on some varieties and consider them tasty snacks between feedings. Time will tell if you have enough plants to start with.

How to plant Floating Pond Plants: Just place on top of the pond water with the exception of the Parrot's Feather and Red Stemmed Parrot's Feather which need to be weighted with a light rubber band around the stems and a fishing sinker clipped to it. The plants will spread out across the surface of the pond.

For great water quality you should have 40-50% of your pond's surface planted.

Say the pond graphic above is 8' x 10' which is 80 sq'. Since we want 1/2 planted, that equals 80/2 or 40 sq'. We know that we need about 1 to 2 plants per sq' that we want to cover. That is 40 sq' divided by 2 which is 20. So then, 20 is the magic number for how many plants (bunches) we need. 1 bunch equals a big handful with floating and submerged plant orders.

The shortcut to all of this is to divide your total surface area in square feet by 4.
So, if your pond is 8' x 10' it is 80 sq' and 80/4 = 20 Plants (Bunches)
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Quick Guide to Order Right Amount of Floaters or Submerged Plants
Your Pond Size 1 Plant = 1 Bunch
Width' Length' Square Ft. Your Ponds Total Square Ft.∕4
5 8 40 40/4 =  10 bunches
8 10 80 80/4 =  20 bunches
10 10 100 100/4 =  25 bunches
10 16 160 160/4 =  40 bunches
12 20 240 240/4 =  60 bunches
         
100+ Floating Oxygenator Plants? Contact Us for Discounts
 

Koi Warning - Koi love to nibble on water hyacinth and other floating plants. The dense mat of root tips serves to protect baby koi. Some of our customers get 2 or 3 boxes (25 Jumbos) a year just to keep their Koi happy. You can make a holding pen like the picture above to grow the hyacinth and once a month pull the root masses apart and throw some of the plants into the main pond with the koi. The pen will have new growth in the warm months and will self propagate.

Plant, Floating, Water Hyacinth
Regular Size Water Hyacinth
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Water Hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) Also Known as "Blue Shell" A beautiful plant for the water garden. It has a purple flower and is a prolific grower and helps keep pond water clear.  * Restricted Plant in CA - TX   *Unable to Ship

10 Water Hyacinth
Price: $33.10
with Free Shipping

20 Water Hyacinth
Price: $56.91
with Free Shipping

30 Water Hyacinth
Price: $78.94
with Free Shipping

Plant, Floating, Water Lettuce
Water Lettuce

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Water Lettuce (Pistia stratioes) This is also called shellflower. The plant has pale green leaves and is a fast grower. In Northern climates winter over inside. * Restricted Plant in CA - TX   *Unable to Ship

10 Water Lettuce
Price: $35.34
with Free Shipping

20 Water Lettuce
Price: $61.25
with Free Shipping

30 Water Lettuce
Price: $85.22
with Free Shipping


Frogbit

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Frogbit (Limnobium spongia) Heart-shaped clusters of leaves float on the surface. * Restricted Plant in CA  *Unable to Ship

10 Frogbit
Price: $42.38
with Free Shipping

20 Frogbit
Price: $77.25
with Free Shipping

30 Frogbit
Price: $108.39
with Free Shipping


Water Lettuce Rosette

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Water Lettuce Rosettes (Pistia sp.) These are small water lettuce buds. * Restricted Plant in CA - TX   *Unable to Ship

10 Water Lettuce
Rosette Price: $35.34
with Free Shipping

20 Water Lettuce
Rosette Price: $61.25
with Free Shipping

30 Water Lettuce
Rosette Price: $85.22
with Free Shipping

Plant, Floating, Parrots Feather, Red Stemmed
Red Stemmed Parrots Feather

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Red Stemmed Parrot's Feather (Myriophyllum) Dwarf variety of Parrot's Feather has brilliant red stems. *Check the "USDA Noxious Plants website" at page bottom. * Restricted Plant in IN - OR - WA - WI  *Unable to Ship

10 Bunches Red Stem Parrots Feather Price: $28.43
with Free Shipping

20 Bunches Red Stem Parrots Feather Price: $49.35
with Free Shipping

30 Bunches Red Stem Parrots Feather Price: $67.93
with Free Shipping

40 Bunches Red Stem Parrots Feather Price: $85.12
with Free Shipping

50 Bunches Red Stem Parrots Feather Price: $100.91
with Free Shipping

75 Bunches Red Stem Parrots Feather Price: $142.51
with Free Shipping

100 Bunches Red Stem Parrots Feather Price: $180.63
with Free Shipping

Plant, Floating, Parrots Feather
Parrots Feather

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Parrot’s Feather (Myriophyllum aquatica) This feathery lime-green plant is beautiful to look at. A very quick grower. * Restricted Plant in IN - OR - WA - WI  *Unable to Ship

10 Bunches Parrots Feather
Price: $28.43
with Free Shipping

20 Bunches Parrots Feather
Price: $49.35
with Free Shipping

30 Bunches Parrots Feather
Price: $67.93
with Free Shipping

40 Bunches Parrots Feather
Price: $85.12
with Free Shipping

50 Bunches Parrots Feather
Price: $100.91
with Free Shipping

75 Bunches Parrots Feather
Price: $142.51
with Free Shipping

100 Bunches Parrots Feather
Price: $180.63
with Free Shipping

How much is a "Bunch?" A bunch is standard terminology for some floating plants. 1 bunch spreads out on water about the size of a small plate. In the case of Parrots Feather, one bunch is reasonable handful. Imagine a nursery worker grabbing a handful and that is 1 bunch. In the case of other floating plants, a bunch could be 1 plant with several shoots that lay on the water the size of a small plate.

Plant, Floating, Sensitive Plant
Sensitive Plant

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Sensitive Plant (Neptunia aquatica) The fern-like leaves close when touched. Plant floats on the water’s surface. It has yellow flowers. *Check the "USDA Noxious Plants website" at page bottom.

5 Sensitive Plant
Price: $39.47
with Free Shipping

10 Sensitive Plant
Price: $69.06
with Free Shipping

20 Sensitive Plant
Price: $126.35
with Free Shipping

30 Sensitive Plant
Price: $179.38
with Free Shipping


Large Leaf Sensitive Plant

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Large Leaf Sensitive Plant (Aeschynomene fluitans) Easy to grow. Plant floats on the water’s surface. It has yellow flowers. *Check the "USDA Noxious Plants website" at page bottom.

5 Large Leaf Sensitive Plant
Price: $36.56
with Free Shipping

10 Large Leaf Sensitive Plant
Price: $63.44
with Free Shipping

20 Large Leaf Sensitive Plant
Price: $115.50
with Free Shipping

30 Large Leaf Sensitive Plant
Price: $163.69
with Free Shipping

Floating Plant Sampler Package
Floating Plant Sampler Package

12 Plants - Most varieties on this page. Do a test this year and see which type works best in your part of the country. *If we run out of stock of a plant in the sampler, we will substitute a plant of similar value. Restricted Plant in CA - Unable to Ship

12 Plant Sampler Package
3 Sensitive Plant, 3 Parrots Feather
3 Water Hyacinth, 3 Water Lettuce
Price: $49.63 with Free Shipping


One of our customer's sensitive plants. Click Here to see his pond.

 

Hardy Pond Plant Menu
Home - Arrowheads - Bamboos - Cattails - Clovers - Pond Iris - Low Growing (Bog) Plants
Reeds - Rushes - White Lilies - Pink Lilies - Red Lilies - Peach Lilies - Yellow Lilies - Water Lotus
Flowering Bog Plants - Oxygenators Submerged - Oxygenators Floating - Sampler Packages - Pond Snails

Pond Planting Total Packages Save 10-25%  Pots and Baskets - Unsorted Lilies Save $$$

Tropical Pond Plant Menu
Low Growing Cover - Flowering Cannas -Taro Elephant Ears -Flowering Bog Plants
Papyrus and Palms - Yellow Orange and Green Lilies - Pink White and Lavender Lilies
Blue Lilies - Night Blooming Lilies - Purple and Violet Lilies

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RESTRICTED PLANTS: Some states have bans on certain pond plants. Check the USDA Noxious Plants website prior to purchase. The buyer needs to beware of any regulations on plants that may be restricted. If your order gets confiscated by your state agriculture department we cannot be held responsible.

CLIMATE VARIATIONS: We guarantee our plants will arrive alive and healthy. Pond Plants grow differently depending on where you live. If you took pond plants of the same type, and planted them in different parts of the USA, each plant would grow differently. This is Mother Nature at work. We cannot guarantee that your climate will support long term growth as this varies by location. With experience you will find which pond plants thrive in your USDA Zone. Join our Pond, Watergarden and Plant Forum and ask some questions before you buy is the best advice we can give you.

SUBSTITUTIONS: We reserve the right to substitute Out of Stock plants of equal or greater value unless you specifically request otherwise in the remarks section of your order you submit. We try our very best to update the website availability and show plants that are Out of Stock.

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