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Pistia stratiotes Water Lettuce

Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Stock Number: 30631
Availability: In Stock
Family: Araceae
Cultural Code: HP TGH what's this?

"Water Lettuce" Glorious open rosettes of spongy pearly-lime leaves with tiny caladium-like flowers nestled at their base. Great in a pool; or follow G. Elbert's suggestion and grow these "Floating Roses" with their pubescent pillow leaves in moist wet sphagnum for a perfect plant under lights--just anchor a rosette in some sphagnum moss stuffed in a pot for ballast; then set the pot in a deep saucer of water. In time as the "Water Lettuce" repeatedly offsets, a nearly perfect sphere of deeply pleated spongy rosettes develops: visually marvelous.

Taxonomy
Family Araceae
Plant Details
Cultural Code HP TGH

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Cultural Codes

Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.

If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.

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