Hippuris Vulgaris Pond Plant


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Pond Plants - Mare's-Tail

  • AMAZING VARIETY - Perennial herb. It roots underwater, but most of its leaves are above the water surface. The leaves occur in whorls of 6-12; those above water are 0.5 to 2.5 cm long and up to 3 mm wide, whereas those under water are thinner and limper, and longer than those above water, especially in deeper streams. The stems are solid and unbranched but often curve, and can be up to 60 cm long. In shallow water they project 20–30 cm out of the water. It grows from stout rhizomes.
  • POND PLANTS - Marginal pond plant grow in rivers, streams and ponds in the wild. They are very versatile growing in damp soil to shallow water. They are usually planted on the shelves of ornamental ponds and offer height, colour and structure to the pond.
  • CAN GROW WILD - Hippuris vulgaris pond plant loves to have its feet wet, and in the wild can be found along riverbanks and ponds. With a combination of tubers and rhizomatous roots, Uk water plantain is excellent at filtering water and has been utilized throughout the UK to help clean up and restore wetlands and water retention ponds.
  • WHAT YOU GET - This listing is for a 9 cm Plant in a pot ready to plant.

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  • Eventual Height

    Can grow up to 50 cm in the right conditions.

  • Pot Size

    9 cm

  • Season of Interest


  • Light Required

    Partial shade

  • Watering

    Frequent watering / Pond plant

  • Best Growing Conditions

    This plant can be grown as a deep water oxygenating plant or as a marginal. It grows in almost any condition, even tolerates moving water.

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