Dwarf Water Lettuce

Dwarf water lettuce is a floater plant I grow in all of my aquariums. Helps with removing nitrates and ammonia as it’s able to root in the water, and have leaves out of the water to take in CO2 from the air. It’s a great spawning medium for some egg laying fish and can act as a substitute for a spawning mop.

The leaves look like a ruffled potato chip, with a fuzzy surface. Interesting foliage when looked at from above, while long branched roots are submerged.

Priority Plant Points:

  • Species: Pistia stratiotes
  • Light: low light level
  • Location: floater on top of water
  • Fertilizers: liquid ferts, but not required
  • CO2: none

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