Aponogeton desertorum

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  • Approximate leaf spread: 60cm (24 inches). 
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 15 - 30cm (6 - 12 inches).
  • Flowering time: April - October
  • Flower colour: White 
  • Supplied bare root

Previously known as Aponogeton krauseanus, this species is very rare in cultivation, which is a shame because it is unusual and gives a good display. The sweetly-scented white flowers are tipped with attractive yellow stamens, and in the height of summer stand up to 30cm (12 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. 

We recommend starting your Aponogeton desertorum off in a pot of 1 litre capacity. Please note for shipping purposes we will usually remove most of the leaves before sending with this species (this will do no long term harm to the plant). Read more on how to pot and care for your plant.