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Pistia stratiotes Water Lettuce Floating - Pack of 5


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This plant will perish with any frost so if the weather has a cold snap, beware! We cannot credit you should this happen as your Pistia will dehydrate rapidly overnight and melt. We only guarantee quality when it arrives and after that, it's up to you. It's best to keep them inside in a bucket until you're absolutely sure about the weather (generally May onwards but your call).

Get your pond ready for the summer and keep it algae free - the natural way. Ideal for outdoor ponds or open-top aquariums.

Like water hyacinth, water lettuce is a useful plant for keeping the pond free of algae in the spring and early summer months when the water lilies and other aquatic plants are still getting going. It is helpful as it outcompetes algae for nutrients in the water, thereby preventing massive algae blooms.

It is a tropical floating plant, and so will die off completely and for good in winter, but it will multiply rapidly during the summer if the pond water is sufficiently rich in nutrients. If you want it to survive the winter, bring it inside where it's warmer.

It is a good plant for container water gardens as well which look great on a window sill or a bowl in your kitchen - a refreshing difference to cut flowers.

When the plant arrived with you, spray it with water. It needs to rehydrate. Roots often  detach during transport - this as it's very normal. The plant doesn't really like to be shipped. Roots grow back.
Please do not forget to mist heavily. Repeat every day for 5 days. Twice a day is best or until you feel the leaves and you can feel the moisture in them. Wilting one's or very soft leaves need more misting.
Note: If you forget or can't be bothered to mist, this plant isn't for you. It does need some TLC when it arrives. Once established and as long as it's warm, it will grow quickly without misting.
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All our products are in stock, ready to ship (unless otherwise stated). Order before 4pm for same day dispatch (Mon-Fri). Prices start at £4.99 for a Tracked 48 Service (up to 5kgs) and £8.99 for Express Delivery via DPD.

Our Delivery Promise To You

If you choose Express Delivery, we will replace any plants that are damaged due to delays. Express Delivery is a fast, trackable, and reliable option with a one hour delivery window. It also ensures that the plants will arrive in the same condition as when they left our facility. If you choose a different postage option, such as Tracked 24 or Tracked 48, you will not be covered for any damages due to delays and will assume the risk yourself if the plants do not arrive in good condition. Express Delivery includes an insurance policy, which may cost more but provides added peace of mind.

Pistia stratiotes Water Lettuce Floating - Pack of 6 - Aqua Essentials
Pistia stratiotes Water Lettuce Floating - Pack of 6 - Aqua Essentials
Pistia stratiotes Water Lettuce Floating - Pack of 6 - Aqua Essentials
Pistia stratiotes Water Lettuce Floating - Pack of 6 - Aqua Essentials


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Your plants will be wrapped with recyclable Honey Comb wrap - sounds cool because it is :). It interlocks which means we don't need to use tape either, reducing our impact on the environment.

Not only is delivery fast with DPD Express but it's also green as they offset all the carbon their vehicles produce. Guilt free delivery which we're very proud of...

We guarantee you'll be happy with your order. But if you're not, please contact us so we can resolve. We are 100% here to help and will always do our best to resolve any issues - that's a promise.

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