Water Lettuce

This water plant is grown for its beautiful, velvety foliage that really does resemble a dense carpet of lettuce heads flowering on the water. It can be an important plant for ponds as it shades the water and gives small fish a place to hide. In cold climates, treat this tender floating plant as an annual and replace every year. Note: In warm-winter climates, water lettuce can be invasive. Check to see if the plant is banned in your area before planting it.

Water Lettuce Overview

Genus Name Pistia stratiodes
Common Name Water Lettuce
Plant Type Water Plant
Light Part Sun, Sun
Height 6 to 6 inches
Special Features Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
Zones 10, 11
Propagation Division

Garden Plan for Water lettuce

Wet-Soil Garden Plan
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