Lemna trisulca - Ivy-Leaved Duckweed, Star Duckweed, Chain Of Stars Duckweed

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  • Sold in loose portions packed in a rigid 750ml container. 

By far the prettiest of our native duckweeds, ivy-leaved duckweed is also much less invasive than the more common types. It has delicate two-tone mid-green to dark-green fronds with leaves in three parts, which float under the water surface rather than on it. These leaves provide a habitat for many tiny pond invertebrates, such as water hoglice, baby snails, and flatworms, making it a great plant for providing cover, especially in small wildlife ponds. Ivy-leaved duckweed is not usually considered an oxygenating plant because of its much slower growth than the true oxygenators, but it fills the same biological niche.  

It will grow in full sun, but it appears at its best in shadier spots - around the base of other plants, under waterlily leaves, in shady ponds, or simply in the depths of winter, when it thrives and looks lush and green while other plants have died off. No potting needed, simply place the plant in the pond.

Stock is always limited, since this plant grows slowly.

If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 1 Lemna trisulca portion per square foot of water surface. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.