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Water Lettuce

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Play It Koi - Pond Plants

Sale price $3.95 Regular price $5.98

*Minimum purchase of 6 plants per variety per order for shipping

**Cannot be shipped to AL, FL, LA, MS, SC, TX, WI, and many parts of CA.

***Plant orders ship Mon, Tues and Wed of each week. Please allow extra delivery time if the order is placed Wed-Sun

***Plants ship via USPS Priority 1-3 days regardless of shipping method selected at Checkout

The Pistia Stratiotes "Rosetta" plant (Aka Rosette Water Lettuce) is a tropical, free-floating plant. It's velvety ribbed leaves form delicate, pale green rosettes. Resembles a cabbage plant. The leaves grow up to 8 in. long and 3 in. wide and produce plantlets that stretch out from the mother plant on slender stems. These can be separated and the older plants can be thinned out. If yellowing occurs the plants can be separated from the pond and fertilized.

Water Lettuce gets its name from its appearance as it resembles a floating open head of lettuce. The leaves are spongy near the base, with dense soft pubescence on obvious parallel veins. Leaves are a soft green color and have prominent parallel veins and dense white hairs covering the leaf surface.

The roots are numerous, feathery and dense. They hang unbranched 6-8 inches below the water, and each root is covered with fine root hairs which give them a feather-like appearance.

The Water lettuce plant is a favorite treat or snack food for koi fish who will gobble them up given the chance.

Color: Soft velvety-green leaves
Sun Light: Full Sun to part shade
Zone: Z8-10
Flowers: inconspicuous yellow-green to creamy-white flowers June-Sept, but are nearly hidden in the leaf axils. There is a whorl of male flowers above a single female flower. The fruit arises from the female flower as a green berry with many seeds.
Spacing: No Minimum
Spread: 6" - 8"
Growth: Fast
Fertilizer: Absorbed From Water
Depth: Floating plant. this plant Free-floats atop the water's surface.
Height: 2" to 6"

Shipping Expectations: Minimum order quantity for shipping = 6. No minimum quantity for in-store purchases. Cannot be shipped to AL, FL, LA, MS, SC, TX, and WI. It cannot be shipped to many parts of CA as it's regulated by county in CA. This plant ships with trimmed roots as sometimes they tend to fall off during transit due to heat. In case roots fall off upon receiving them, just place them in your pond and give them a couple of weeks so they can re-establish themselves. We've found the best success in shipping these when we send them earlier in the week to avoid lengthier shipping times caused by carriers weekend breaks. Orders placed Wed-Friday are likely to be shipped the following Monday.

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Leopoldo S.
United States United States
Quality Delivered Quickly

The water plants arrived healthy and were delivered in good time even with the Covid-19 pandemic affecting many deliveries.

United States United States

These plants came and look amazing!! Our koi fish love them. They do great in helping our pond stay crystal clear!!

Diadon A.
United States United States
Amazing Water Lettuce

I am a new Fish breeder and Aquascaper and needed natural hiding spots for my fry. Play it Koi's water lettuce was absolutely perfect for an exceptional price. The water lettuce was in great condition and is already multiplying new plants from the mothers. I highly recommend them for any plant pond supplies or aquascaping needs.

Karen P.
United States United States
Great product

Packaging kept lettuce hydrated and loved having long roots. I think that helped it recover and acclimated to my pond quickly. I will not bother with other companies in the future. Play It Koi will be my 1st choice!!

Diana L.
United States United States
Completely Satisfied!

Received my water lettuce sooner than expected, thriving and grateful. I couldn't find any of these locally. Website was easy, I'll shop with Play it Koi again!

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