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Which oxygenating plant for small pond?

jaffacakesjaffacakes IrelandPosts: 424
Hi all,

I built a small pond but now need a small oxygenating plant and perhaps something else to grow as a marsh plant along the edge. My local gardening centre has below available as oxygenating plants. Which would be the best for a small pond? Maybe i would be better to order some hornwort online?
Thanks all

Lilaeopsis brasiliensis

Myriophyllum brasiliensis

Rotala indica

Rotala rotundifolia


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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,863
    Hornwort is well behaved in my little w/l pond, but it took a couple of years to get established.

    I've bought plants on-line from Waterside Nursery (plants ok, but expensive!)
    I'd recommend Puddle Plants - cheaper and better, stronger plants in my experience.
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,149
    Whatever plant you chose, try to make it a native otherwise you run the risk of it getting into the surrounding countryside and reaping havoc.


  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,738
    Don’t know if it’s a native but I love Salvinia natans.  It’s not hardy but quite cheap to buy online each year.  We also have Hippuris vulgaris which is a hardy native. 
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes IrelandPosts: 424
    Thanks for the advice all. Salvinia natans looks nice. I didn't realise floating plants could be oxygenating.
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes IrelandPosts: 424
    Picked up some hornwort just over a week ago and was looking at the pond today and was shocked. It looks like I have tadpoles or something that looks like them at least. So exciting.  :o:o:) wonder did this come from the plant or maybe I have frogs I didn't know about.



     
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  • jaffacakesjaffacakes IrelandPosts: 424
    After a bit of research, i now think they are mosquitos :neutral:
  • dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 982
    Hi all,

    I built a small pond but now need a small oxygenating plant and perhaps something else to grow as a marsh plant along the edge. My local gardening centre has below available as oxygenating plants. Which would be the best for a small pond? Maybe i would be better to order some hornwort online?
    Thanks all

    Lilaeopsis brasiliensis

    Myriophyllum brasiliensis

    Rotala indica

    Rotala rotundifolia


    You've just made my day with this thread! I was just asking the same questions, as I've just built a pond and am looking to stock it. Thanks!
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