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Stratiotes Aloides-nice sized plants

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Flowering Time: June-August
Water Depth: 60-120 cm

Stratiotes Aloides also known as a  Water Soldier, a British wild submerged and floating, but anchored water plant, often wrongly described as free-floating. These pond plants have floating rosettes of prickly, narrow, green leaves (like the top of a pineapple) and white flowers in mid-summer.

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Stratiotes Aloides-nice sized plants

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Stratiotes Aloides also known as a  Water Soldier, a British wild submerged and floating, but anchored water plant, often wrongly described as free-floating. These pond plants have floating rosettes of prickly, narrow, green leaves (like the top of a pineapple) and white flowers in mid-summer. Water Soldiers sink to the bottom of the pond after flowering and over Winter and in the Spring,  they send out new plants just as a spider plant does. These baby plants rise to the surface of the water from May onwards and are anchored on to 3 to 4 ft roots that feed off silt at the bottom of the pond. They require a water depth of 60-120 cm and grow to a height of 10-20 cm above water.

 

Only suitable for ponds that have a substrate base of clay or established level of pond silt.

Uses & Conditions For Plants

Evergreen
Floating Leaves and Surface Cover
Frost Hardy
Full Sun
Nitrate Removing Plant
Non-Invasive
Partial Shade
Plants to attract Amphibians
Suitable for Natural Clay or Silt Planting
Suitable for patio water-gardening
Suitable for Swimming Ponds

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