Potamogeton natans

£5.00 ex VAT

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Offering amazing plant for your pond or a cold water aquarium – Potamogeton natans (Broad-Leaved Pondweed). The image used above is for illustration purposes only. 

Potamogeton natans, commonly known as Broad-Leaved Pondweed, Floating Pondweed, or Floating-Leaf Pondweed, is an aquatic species in the genus Potamogeton native to quiet or slow-flowing freshwater habitats throughout the Holarctic Kingdom.

It produces both floating and submerged leaves on the same plant. The floating leaves are ovate to oblong-ovate and almost always cordate at the base. They are dark green, leathery, opaque, with translucent longitudinal veins. They are 5 to 10 cm long, pointed at the tips, and rounded at the base. The stipules are 4 to 17 cm long. The submerged grass-like structures are called phyllodes, are actually modified leaf stalks. The stems are cylindrical, without many branches, and grow from 1 to 2 metres. The main difference between this species and other pondweeds is a discoloured flexible joint just below the top of the longleaf stalk. The flower spikes are dense and cylindrical. They are 5 to 10 cm long, pointed at the tip and rounded at the base. It flowers from May to September. The fruits are 4 to 5 mm long and obovate.

Even though this plant can grow rampantly in a large shallow earth pond, it can be hard to get going in pots or baskets. Most suppliers send you leaf cuttings, which are almost impossible to root successfully, but we will send you a complete plant with roots and leaves, hence the rather steep price tag. It will grow in water up to 2 metres or deeper once it has established.

The plants are shipped with great care. We can accommodate most circumstances of combining postage to cover costs if you order some other lots as well. Please carefully check our Delivery Conditions before you place an order.

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