Pond Plant Pack - Oxygenators (Pack of 5 Plug Plants)

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Pond Plant Pack - Oxygenators (Pack of 5 Plug Plants)
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This pond plant pack will be delivered within 10 working days of ordering (orders are placed Monday morning for that week's orders, orders placed on or after a Monday will not be ordered until the following Monday). If you have any questions or queries please get in touch within 24hrs of its arrival. As this is a living plant the usual returns policy does not apply.

Please note these are living plants and as such are subject to availability and seasonal conditions.  In the event that we are unable to fulfil your order due to unforeseen changes in stock, we will notify you at our earliest opportunity to advise.

Pond Plant Pack - Oxygenators (Pack of 5 Plug Plants)

Pond Plant Pack - Oxygenators (Pack of 5 Plug Plants)

This collection has been put together by the leading grower of cold-water pond plants in the UK and has been selected for their oxygenating abilities. Throughout the day submerged foliage gives off valuable oxygen by means of photosynthesis, creating a balanced and healthy environment. We recommend up to 25% of all aquatic planting should consist of these plants.

Some plants may be cut back for packaging purposes, do not worry, this process will encourage fresh new growth once plant has been potted.

This pack will contain any 5 different cold-water pond plants from the selection below:

Plant Variety

Common Name

Planting depth (water above top of pot)

Flower Colour

Flowering period

Origin

Anagalis tenella

Pink Pimpernel

8-20cm

Pink

Jun-Aug

Europe

Eleocharis acicularia

Hair grass

8-60cm

White/Brown

Jul-Aug

UK

Hippuris vulgaris

Mares Tail

8-20cm

NA

NA

UK

Hottonia palustris

Water Violet

8-90cm

Pink

Jun-Aug

UK

Hydrocotyle vulgaris

Marsh Pennywort

8-25cm

White

Jun-Aug

UK

Myriophllum brasiliensis

Red stemmed parrots feather

8-25cm

NA

NA

South America

Myriophllum crispatum

Upright water milfoil

8-25cm

Red

Jun-Jul

Australia

Scirpus cernuus

Slender club rush

8-12cm

White

Jun-Jul

Northern Hemisphere

 

Anagalis tenella - This delicate little plant has masses of tiny round leaves on creeping stems. Pretty pink flowers are held above the leaves; the flowers open widely in full sun. It can be grown as a shallow water oxygenator or a marginal plant. Submerged oxygenating plants help to balance the pond ecology, increasing the oxygen level in the water during daylight hours and providing cover for pondlife. They help to reduce unsightly algae and provide a better environment for fish.

Eleocharis acicularis - Hair grass has fine, bright green leaves and grows in attractive tufts. It can be planted as a shallow water oxygenator on the marginal shelf or submerged up to 60 cm deep.

Hippuris vulgaris - A submerged plant growing on fleshy, cylindrical stems that emerge above the water surface. Standing straight with whorls of thin, feathery leaves. Submerged green leaves help to increase the oxygen in the pond water. Plant in a medium container using aquatic soil, covering with pea gravel.

Hottonia palustris - This beautiful British native oxygenating plant has soft, delicate green foliage and emergent pink flowers. Has the immediate benefit of balancing the pond, increasing the oxygen level and helping reduce unsightly algae. Provides a better environment for fish. It can be grown in bog conditions when it produces dry foliage.

Hydrocotyle vulgaris - Has masses of small round green leaves that form floating mats. - A hardy, strong-growing, British native plant.

Myriophyllum brasiliensis - This variety of parrot feather has attractive red stems which contrast with the bright green whorls of feathery leaves. Adaptable to shallow or deeper water. Helps reduce algae and balance the pond.

Myriophyllum crispatum - Attractive oxygenating plant with both submerged and emergent foliage. Has pretty whorls of bright green feathery leaves and tiny reddish flowers in summer. A very adaptable plant, the underwater leaves help with oxygenation and the stems emerge above the water surface to provide a pretty marginal plant.

Scirpus cernuus - Also called the 'Fibre optic plant', this bright green rush with slender evergreen leaves grows in attractive clumps. A native British plant that produces masses of tiny white flowers on emergent foliage. The submerged green shoots can assist with oxygenation of the pond water. It provides good habitat for wildlife. Plant in a medium container using aquatic soil with a good covering of pea gravel to prevent fish from uprooting the plants. This versatile grass can also be planted in a moist situation in the garden where it's attractive and unusual foliage contrasts well with other plants.

Please note that these are plug plants which will require potting into suitable conditions as soon and they arrive.

For this we recommend our Pond Planting Packs, which include baskets, soil, gravel and fertiliser. Available in 3 or 5 packs here or as an additional purchase above. 

Care instructions

When your pack arrives unwrap carefully and make sure all plants are damp before potting.

Planting instructions

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.

We encourage you to initially place the basket at a shallower depth to allow the plant to acclimatise. Then lower to the required depth.

Basket size

Number of plants

Aquatic soil required

11cm Square

1

1L

17cm Round

1

2L

17cm Square

1

2L

Contour Baskets

3

7L

 

After Care

Trim decaying foliage every autumn/early spring 5cm above the crown of the plant and compost accordingly. Do not dispose of plants in the wild.

Re-plant every 1-2 years in a larger basket

 

 

 

Product Highlights
  • This pack will contain 5 different cold-water pond plant
  • Collection has been put together by the leading grower of cold-water pond plants in the UK
  • Please note that these are plug plants which will require potting into suitable conditions as soon and they arrive.

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