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Very Unique Pond Plant! A favorite for kids and adults!
The sensitive pond plant has fern-like leaves that respond and close when touched similar to a venus fly trap. Unlike the Venus flytrap, the sensitive plant closes its leaves to protect itself. It is not a carnivorous garden plant and does not move to trap insects to digest. If you touch, shake or blow on this container plant, the leaves will fold quickly and reopen in a few minutes.
Unique flotation material like soft styrofoam surrounds floating stems. Again, very Unique!
It has a small yellow flower that resembles a feathery ball.
The Sensitive plant prefers to have its roots anchored in soil but floats on the water's surface and will then spread across the water. The stems of this plant are used as an edible plant in Asian cuisine.
- Hardiness Zones: 9-11. Grows Quickly in Warm Weather. Does not tolerate cold.
- Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
- Height: 1"-4" tall running spread
- Water Depth: Floating surface pond plant or can be planted