Pistia stratiotes /water cabbage/ water lettuce (1 plant)
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Quantity: 1 plant
Origin: Central America and South America
Plant positioning: Water surface
Light requirement: –
CO2 requirement: nil
Plant difficulty level: Easy
Plant Propagation: plantlets
Water cabbage thrives floating on the surface water, and its leaves form a rosette, with dense, submerged roots beneath it.It can grow up to a size of 26 cm. Its leaves are stem less and their surface is covered in short with soft hairs.As a result they can trap the air and helps them to stand erect.The roots of water lettuce hangs below the floating leaves submerged under water .They are under soft category plant requires ph in between 6.5 to 7.5 for proper growth.
The temperature requirement is higher than other plants since the leaves starts decaying at low temperatures.They are mostly seen in ponds and lakes for providing shade and habitat for fishes. The growth rate is fast. they are not suited for fish tank and indoor aquariums.They enriches the water by generating oxygen and eliminating the growth and formation of algae.
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