Floating plants provide shade & shelter for fish and other aquatic life. In addition, they help to reduce algae & green water. Floating plants are beautiful plants, with native water soldiers ideal for ponds/ wildlife planting & water hyacinths/ lettuce ideal for ornamental pools & tub gardens.
Floating plants can be separated into 2 distinct categories - native & non-native:
Ponds with green water & algae problems are significantly helped with the introduction of floating plants:
Combined with water lilies also reducing light, filtrating marginal plants & oxygenating plants, floating plants help to balance a pond without the use of costly chemicals. In addition, they add an aesthetic beauty & a significant contribution to the wildlife of a pond.
PCN sell all floating plants loose in polythene bags. It is important to float the plants ASAP and keep bags fully shaded at all times