How to grow Lemna

Lemna growing leaf water plant of the genus Lemna also known as Water fern, Lemna perennial evergreen cold annual used as ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate, tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 5+.

Leaves color green 1-2 cm elliptic and grow in pairs, pair and from each leave can grow new plant.

Lemna flower

Flower color yellow or white the flowers very small and grow on the leaf in the middle on the vein.

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How to grow Lemna growing and care:

Aquatic environment

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed (hard to collect)/ Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to do

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, invasive

Planting season:
Spring, in tropic all year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Collect the dead part

Size of the plant?
0.5-1 cm, 0.15-0.5 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
Yellow or white flowers very small and grow on the leaf in the middle on the vein

Scientific name:


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Watering plants

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