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Floating

Plants that drift freely and float on the surface. With some of these plants the roots  trail down into the pond water without anchoring. They remain free to drift about the pond. Most tend to be vigorous growing and heavy feeding plants.

They include a great oxygenating plant called elodea which can also be submerged or anchored at the bottom with a rock or pebbles. This plant can compete successfully for the excess nutrients in your pond, thereby reducing algae.

Warning: Do not grow or dispose of floating aquatic plants in areas where they could potentially contaminate natural waterways. Troublesome weeds include floating aquatic plants such as Water Hyacinth and Salvinia.

Plants we sell in Victoria only include:

Lemna Minor – Duck Weed

Pistia stratiotes – Water Lettuce

Egeria densa – Leafy Elodea