'Rosette Water Lettuce' Pistia stratiodes (Water Lettuce) | Vite Greenhouses
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Water Lettuce ‘Rosette Water Lettuce’
Pistia stratiodes
Unavailable in 2019   

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Annual
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EXPOSURE
Full Sun to Part Shade
BLOOM SEASON
SIZE
3"-4"
6"-8"
Cultivar Notes - 'Rosette Water Lettuce'
A compact variety of water lettuce pistia with a rosette shape. The velvety, ribbed leaves are ruffled and the color ranges from light green to blue green. Water lettuce prefers some shade in hotter climates and the leaves will yellow if in direct sun. A popular choice for pond owners who have water gardens that are located in shade or part shade. Rosette Water lettuce, like water hyacinth will compete with algae for nutrients and provide shade and coverage. The dangling, feathery white roots provide hiding places for baby fish. Large Koi do like to snack on the roots and foliage, so we advise placing the water lettuce in an area of the pond that is in-accessible to the fish. This floating pond plant needs water temperatures to be 65 degrees to flourish. Rosette Water Lettuce does not tolerate cold water or freezing temperatures. The leaves, when exposed to the cold will turn white and rot away.

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