Watergarden Paradise

Aquatic Nursery

Floating Water Plants

Floating plants are used as a form of decoration for ponds. Should be planted as free-rooted floating on the water surface. Sold in portion of handfuls. (NOTE: Due to some the speedy growth of some floating aquatic plants, please dispose of any excess or unwanted plants thoughtfully. Either use it as mulch, put in a compost bin for composting or bag up and throw into garbage bin. DO NOT under any circumstances dispose or release any of them in any natural water ways.) Dispatch anytime of the year unless specified.


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Azolla filiculoides

Azolla filiculoides (Pacific Azolla)
Medium green feathery foliage that resemble the foliage of ferns. Snowflake shaped foliage.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Native to Australia

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Azolla pinnata

Azolla pinnata (Ferny Azolla)
Light green but sometimes reddish-brown foliage. Similar to the previous but are more flat and foliage triangular in shape.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Native to Australia

AUD $7.00 each

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Ceratophyllum demersum

Ceratophyllum demersum (Hornwort)
Dark green brushy & brittle foliage. Floats just beneath the water surface. Sometimes used as a submergent plant anchored to the bottom of pond or water feature. Sometimes used in coldwater aquariums. Not for Tas.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

AUD $8.50 each

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Ceratopteris pteridoides

Ceratopteris pteridoides (Floating Water Sprite/Giant Floating Fern)
Large floating blunted lobe shaped leaves bright green in colour. Spreads by forming young floating leaves that detaches itself from the edge of the leaf of an older plant. Often used in aquariums. Treated as an annual in outdoor ponds in the cooler climate regions. Limited supply. PLEASE NOTE: This plants is very brittle and can easily be broken into smaller segments through transport. Any broken off segments will easily form new plants, so please remember not to throw them out.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

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Ceratopteris thalictroides

Ceratopteris thalictroides (Water Sprite)
Multi-branching bright green floating/submerged fern-like foliage. Spreads by broken branches. Often used in aquariums. Can be cold sensitive if grown outdoors in cooler climate regions.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

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Landoltia punctata

Landoltia punctata / Spirodela punctata (Dotted Duckweed)
A species of duckweed that is between Lemna sp. and Spirodela sp. in size. Near rounded floating leaves with upperside bright green and underside is purplish tinted. Tends to overwinter at the bottom of the ponds. Also used in aquariums.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Native to Australia

AUD $9.00 each

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Riccia fluitans

Riccia fluitans (Floating Crystalwort)
A floating liverwort with net-like branches. Most often used in aquariums, tied to rocks and drifwoods. It is also used in ponds as a floating plant to provide protection for young fry and tadpoles. Sold in the form of portion.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $9.50 each

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Utricularia gibba ssp. exoleta

Utricularia gibba ssp. exoleta (Bladderwort)
Delicate green submerged, but sometimes floating fan-like leaves with bright golden yellow emergent flowers. Often used as a control agent for mosquito larvae.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $9.50 each

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Code explanations:

Tolerant of cold temperate climate = Tolerant of cold temperate climate
Tolerant of tropical climate = Tolerant of tropical climate
Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate = Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate
Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost = Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost
Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight = Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight
Full Sun = Full Sun
Part Sun & Part Shade = Part Sun & Part Shade
Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features = Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features
Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens = Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens
Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams = Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams
Great as cut flowers = Great as cut flowers
Native to Australia = Native to Australia