Pistia stratiotes


The mussel flower is a very popular floating plant for the garden pond and water trough. Due to its size up to 20 cm in diameter, it is only suitable for very large display aquariums.




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Plant profile

Genus: Pistia
Species: statiodes
Family: Araceae
Origin: Tropical C
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: fast
Area: Supporting plants
Height: up to 10 cm
pH: 5-8
Water hardness: soft to hard
Co2: atmosphere
Propagation: runners