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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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Donna D.
United States United States
Water Lettuce

It was delivered healthy and ready for my fountain. Good job! Thanks. Donna

Margaret H.
United States United States
Constant Care for Plants and Buyers

Constant checking on the order process, emails to confirm receipt in good condition, excellent plants, so happy in my pond. Your company treats their customers as well as they treat their plants. We will definitely order again. Thank you everyone for your constant care!!!

Mary J.
United States United States
Beautiful shipment

Came in fresh and perfect! Really brought the pond together... until the ducks ate it haha

Erin C.
United States United States
Yet another fantastic purchase!!

This is now my third (fourth?) purchase from PlayItKoi, and Ben is AMAZING. Excellent communication, great shipping and delivery, and fantastic follow up! Everything has arrived very well packaged, and all my new friends are doing great in their new homes! So well, in fact, that I added on a series of bogs to further filter my pond, and just *had* to order MORE plants to fill them up. Absolutely perfect transactions in every way!