Hydrocotyle vulgaris (Marsh Pennywort) has masses of small round green leaves that form floating mats of around 5cm. A hardy, strong-growing, British native plant.
Oxygenating plants are vital for maintaining a healthy pond. Their underwater green leaves give off bubbles of oxygen during daylight hours which improve the quality of the water to the benefit of the fish and other pond creatures. Underwater growth provides habitat for pond life such as newts and water snails.
They also reduce the spread of algae by competing with them for nutrients.
Please note that these are plug plants which will require potting into suitable conditions as soon and they arrive.
Take a suitable fine-mesh basket, half-fill with aquatic soil. Place plant in centre of basket. Be careful not to damage the roots of the plant when placing. Fill remainder of basket with soil. Lightly firm soil around crown of the plant to within 2.5cm of top of the basket. Gently apply a layer of washed horticultural gravel. Submerge the re-potted plant in the pond to allow absorption of water and discourage any seepage.
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Trim off decaying foliage. Re-pot as required.
Do not dispose of unwanted plants in the wild.
Please note that these species are suitable for ornamental or wildlife pond use and are non-invasive. Excess growth of any species used in a garden setting should be disposed of responsibly and never introduced to wild habitats.
Marsh pennywort (Hydrocotyle vulgaris) is a native relative of the invasive Floating pennywort (H. ranunculoides).
The condition of your plant may vary by order date and from what you see in your local store. We aim to give you the largest and most luscious plant possible but this is dependant on the time of year and seasonal variation.
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