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Water Garden Plants Floating Tropical Plants


FLOATING TROPICAL PLANTS: Floating plants are simply plants that free-float and do not need to be anchored in a pot. It doesn't get much easier than that. Floaters are generally very prolific.

An Overview to Floating Tropical Plants

FLOATING TROPICAL PLANTS: Floating plants are simply plants that free-float and do not need to be anchored in a pot. It doesn't get much easier than that. Floaters are generally very prolific.

Many states are beginning to ban these as they become problems in natural waterways. Responsible water gardening includes keeping plants contained within the water garden.

If your state allows these plants, they are extremely beneficial to the pond. They not only shade the surface, but with their roots hanging in the water, they pull a great deal of nutrient from the water reducing algae growth.


Azolla

AzollaAzolla is a true aquatic fern that is small, branched and floats on the surface. The small overlapping leaves vary in color from red, reddish-purple, reddish-green to green. The stems are branched and covered by the overlapping leaves.

Duckweed

DuckweedDuckweed is a fabulous little plant both for it's look and for it's filtering abilities. Your fish will love it too.

Water Hyacinth

Water HyacinthNearly transparent lavender blue flowers with rossettes of rich green leaves.

Water Lettuce

Water LettucePale green shell-shaped leaves that resemble lettuce. Prefers a shady water garden.