How to grow Stratiotes aloides

Stratiotes aloides growing leaf plant herbaceous of the genus Stratiotes also known as Water soldiers plant or Water pineapple plant, Stratiotes aloides perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental water plant, can grow in temperate, subtropical, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 4-10a

Leaves color green in spear shape with little spine on the margin of the leaves, leaves grow in rosette structure.

Stratiotes aloides flower

Flower color white in saucer shape, plants dioecious male and female flowers on separate plants.

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How to grow Stratiotes aloides growing and care:

Aquatic environment

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn in warmer climate

Pests and diseases:
Fish (eat the roots)

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant:
10-40cm, 4-16 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes (aquarium)

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
Saucer white flowers, plants dioecious male and female flowers on separate plants.

Scientific name:

Stratiotes aloides

How to grow Stratiotes aloides

Stratiotes aloides water plant

Stratiotes aloides


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Water plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9