5 Bunches of Water Moss Fontinalis antipyretica (oxygenating)
Water Moss Fontinalis antipyretica (oxygenating) - 5x Bunches
Fontinalis antipyretica is a submerged aquatic perennial which is great for oxygenating your pond. It is an epiphyte (a non-parasitic plant which grows on other plants for support), with rootlets that can attach to logs or rocks. Its broad, lance-shaped leaves are rigid and pointed, and its dark green contrasts beautifully with the white flowers it bears every summer.
- Flower Colour: white and green in summer, dark green in autumn
- Foliage Colour: dark green
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 15cm
- Flowering Time: summer, autumn
- Uses: zone 3 of a pond
- Tolerance: tolerant of cold temperatures
- Growing Habit: spreading
- Exposure: exposed or sheltered
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: will reach maximum height and spread in 5-10 years
Please note: where your plant is supplied with a pot, your plant's 'Height on Arrival' includes the pot
This plant is low maintenance, and propagates by spores and stem tip cuttings. The surrounding water should be kept cool. Not suitable for heated aquariums.
Advice on hot and droopy plants
If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.
Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade
- Soil Requirements: neutral, acid
- Moisture: pond/in water
- Plant spread: up to 30cm
A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring, and the development of larger root systems which can access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.
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|Features||Oxygenating Pond Plants, UK Native|
|Flower Colour||Green, White|
|Flowering Month||June, July, August, September, October|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Colour||Green, White / Cream|
|Eventual Height||Under 0.3m|
|Shop By Category||Pond Plants|