How to grow Water lettuce

Water lettuce grow and care – leaf plant of the genus Pistia also known as Pistia stratiotes, Water lettuce perennial evergreen or annual used as ornamental plant also edible, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate, tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.

Water lettuce leaves

Leaves color green 5-30 cm elliptic with wavy structure the leaves grow in rosette

Flower white and small grow in the middle of the plant the flowers hidden

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How to grow Water lettuce growing and care:

Wetland, rich nutrient water

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

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, invasive

Planting season:
In hot climate all year in colder area spring

Pests and diseases:
Weevil

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Collect the dead part

Size of the plant?
2-20cm, 1-8 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?
No

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower
Small White flower that grows hidden in the middle of the plant

Scientific name:

Pistia stratiotes

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רשימת קטגוריות

Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
Climate
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Water plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9