These plants are grown in water gardens. The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub. This plant in the spring, summer, autumn, winter assumes a green colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 10 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter.
Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light. We suggest growing the the Pistia In the house or in a warmed greenhouse; when the minimum temperatures go past 15°C it is possible to move them outside.Our water plants can't bear cold temperatures therefore we can move them inside the house, placing them in large containers.
Let’s water the the Pistia frequently and regularly; every 0-1 weeks we should wet the soil deeply, using 1-2 buckets of water , but avoiding wetting it too much. These plants need a great quantity of dampness; they should be placed on shores, or sea beds, or small ponds. If grown in a large container, usually the water should be substituted every 15-20 days.
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there aren’t flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Aquatic plants need a heavy, scarcely drained, constantly humid soil.
Notes - Pistia
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.