pond floaters

Salvina Natens

  • Hardiness: Zones 7-11
  • Height: ½” high on surface of water. Flotation is made possible by pouches of air within the leaves.  
  • Flower:      None
  • Foliage: The stem is floating, filamentous and branched. Sets of 3 leaves form on a stem: 2 small green hairy ones above water and one that serves as the root structure below the water. These small units reproduce rapidly.
  • Comments: Salvina blocks sunlight from reaching very far underwater and removes nutrients, which also prevents Algae from developing.