Floating Plant Varieties

Name Water Hyacinth
Scientific Name Eichornia Crassipes
Hardiness Zone 9 to 11
LIght Full Sun to Partial Shade
Notes A free-floating tropical with broad, thick, glossy, ovate leaves, and long, spongy, bulbous stalks. Creates shade cover for pond life, and helps keep water
clean. Often used in tropical sewage treatment lagoons to clear up brackish water water.

Name Water Lettuce
Scientific Name Pistia Stratiotes
Hardiness Zone 9 to 11
LIght Full Sun to Partial Shade
Notes Thick, soft, pea-green leaves, with parallel veins form into a rosettes resembling loose heads of floating lettuce. Submerged roots hanging below the foliage filter water, and provide food & refuge for baby fish.

Name Salvinia
Scientific Name Salvinia Natans
Hardiness Zone 9 to 11
LIght Full Sun to Partial Sun
Notes Two pea-green, fern-like, nickel-sized leaves lie flat against the surface of the water, while a third leaf always remains submerged, functioning as a root. A beautiful choice for patio ponds & container water gardens.

Name Sensitive Plant
Scientific Name Neptunia Aquatica
Hardiness Zone 9 to 11
LIght Full Sun
Notes The only aquatic plant with a nervous system. Common named for its blue-green, fern-like foliage which contracts at the slightest touch. Canary-yellow, sweet-pea-like blooms appear in August & September.



 
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