Tag: water soldiers

What is a Free Floating Pond Plant?

  What is a Free Floating Pond Plant?   I have written this article because there seems to be a lot of confusion and incorrect information over the internet and in books, about non-invasive free floating pond plants.  Most free floating pond plants are very invasive and this needs to be taken into consideration when […]

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10 Must Have Submerged Deep Water Pond Plants

   10 Must Have Submerged Deep water Pond Plants   Submerged pond plants play an essential role in maintaining a healthy pond.  Releasing oxygen into the water and taking up excessive nitrate levels at the same time, they create a perfect balanced environment for all pond life.  Some deep water plants are just water foliage plants […]

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Hydrocharis Morsus Ranae-Frogbit

  Hydrocharis Morsus Ranae-Frogbit   Everyone who owns a pond, wants free-floating pond plants as part of their planting scheme. However, there are not many to choose from as the majority are either tropical/annual such as  Salvinias,  Water Hyacinth and Water Lettuce or invasive as is the case with Duckweed that in my opinion,  should […]

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Stratiotes Aloides, Water Soldiers

  Stratiotes Aloides, More Commonly Known As Water Soldiers   Water Soldiers also known as Water Pineapples, are native to Europe and North West Asia. These gems are extraordinary looking with serrated Cactus like looking leaves, and white flowers that appear in the leaf axels throughout July to August. They are at their happiest and […]

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Over-Wintering Pond Plants

Over-Wintering Pond Plants Over-wintering pond plants is easier than you think, but it’s more about tidying up to please the eye than anything else, as after all, most of the time there is no manual intervention needed on the autumn maintenance of naturally growing water plant habitats.  In nature, all areas of deciduous fauna die […]

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Free Floating Pond Plants

Free Floating Pond Plants Out of all the different categories of Pond plants, there is a very small collection that has adapted over the years, to free float on the water.  Fortunately, they are easy to grow and have very little requirements other than to bask in the sunlight and absorb the nutrients from the […]

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