Pistia stratiotes /water cabbage/ water lettuce (1 plant)

(2 customer reviews)


163 in stock


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.

2 reviews for Pistia stratiotes /water cabbage/ water lettuce (1 plant)

  1. riya.a (verified owner)

    Thank you for the awsome plant. It arrived safely even during lockdown. Loved it❤

  2. Megha Ravi (verified owner)


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