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Aponogeton desertorum

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  • Approximate leaf spread: 45cm (18 inches). 
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 15 - 30cm (6 - 12 inches).
  • Flowering time: April - October
  • Flower colour: White 
  • Supplied in the 8cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 1 litre pot

Previously known as Aponogeton krauseanus or krausianus, this species of Southern Africa is very rare in cultivation, which is a shame because it is unusual and easy to grow. The sweetly-scented white flowers are tipped with attractive yellow stamens, and in the height of summer stand several inches above the water, giving the plant a tropical look. They are nicely set off by the apple-green, strap-like floating leaves. Unlike the much more common Aponogeton distachyos this species is smaller and does not go dormant in hot weather. Instead it will flower often from late April right through until the first hard frosts of autumn. For best results plant in a shallow sunny spot. 

If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 1 Aponogeton desertorum plant per two square feet of water surface. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.