Callitriche - Common Water-Starwort

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  • Approximate height: Leaves float on the water surface. 
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 10 - 45cm (4 - 18 inches)
  • Flower: None (insignificant)
  • Supplied in the 8cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on into a 1-litre pot

This pretty and delicate British native oxygenator has small rosettes of green leaves, approximately 3cm across, which float on the water surface, with fine stems below. It is a good oxygenator for small spaces, as its growth is not particularly fast, its foliage is soft and dainty, and it is easy to control. It is not really suitable for ponds with fish, or at least any fish other than very small ones, due to its very soft foliage. 

Please note that these are potted plants; Callitriche is usually sold as loose stems because these are easy for nurseries to crop and sell, but this is a delicate plant and loose stems are difficult to get to take.

We would recommend having no more than 6 inches of water over the pot at first. If you would like the plant to go deeper than this, lower it gradually, allowing the leaves to reach the surface each time before lowering it again. (House bricks can be used to raise plants to the required level).

If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 6 Callitriche plants per square foot of water surface. Read more on how to pot and care for your plant.