Continent: Pan Tropic
Region: Pan Tropic
Country of origin:
Height: 5-20+ cm
Width: 5-20+ cm
Light requirements: high-very high
Temperature: 17-30 °C
Hardness tolerance: very soft-very hard
pH tolerance: 5-8
Pistia stratiotes is a beautiful floating plant for open aquariums and
indoor ponds. It is easy to propagate by using runners. In Europe it can also be
used as a summer plant in garden ponds, but in the tropics it is regarded as a
serious weed. It is also good in traditional aquariums, where the fine, long,
decorative roots provide hiding-places for gouramies and other surface fish. If
growth is good it must be pruned to prevent it overshadowing the other plants.
Didn't find the info you were looking for? Register for free and ask your question in our Aquarium forum !
Our knowledgeable staff usually responds to any question within 24 hours
Back to: Aquatic Plant Index - AC Tropical Fish
Database used with permission. Thanks to Tropica!