Curly-leaf Rosette Water Lettuce - See Restrictions
Water Lettuce is restricted in AL, CA, FL, MS, PR, SC, TX, WI - never release these plants into public lakes or waterways. Know your state laws. We recommend Giant Sensitive Plant as an alternative to Water Hyacinth and Water Lettuce.
A compact variety of water lettuce pistia with a rosette shape. The velvety, ribbed leaves are ruffled and the color ranges from light green to blue green. Water lettuce prefers some shade in hotter climates and the leaves will yellow if in direct sun. A popular choice for pond owners who have water gardens that are located in shade or part shade. Rosette Water lettuce, like water hyacinth will compete with algae for nutrients and provide shade and coverage. The dangling, feathery white roots provide hiding places for baby fish. Large Koi do like to snack on the roots and foliage, so we advise placing the water lettuce in an area of the pond that is in-accessible to the fish. This floating pond plant needs water temperatures to be 65 degrees to flourish. Rosette Water Lettuce does not tolerate cold water or freezing temperatures. The leaves, when exposed to the cold will turn white and rot away.
Rosette Water Lettuce (Pistia sp)
Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade
Height: 4" -6"
Water Depth: Floating