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  • Duck eating duckweed

    Live Duckweed

    Hey! Did you know that Duckweed and Azolla can help to control climate change?

    See below add-to-cart to find out how and do your part to help save the planet.

    Duckweed is a small perennial plant with simple bodies. Among the floating plants, duckweed is one of the better live plants for your goldfish or koi. It acts as a fish tonic and helps to keep the harmful sun’s UV light out of the waters protecting your aquatic lifeforms.

  • Floating & Oxygenating Plant Collections

    Simplify your decision-making process when it comes to floating and oxygenating plants with our exceptional Economical Floating and Oxygenating Collection. Our dedicated aquatic staff has meticulously assembled four collections, each featuring a diverse selection of top-notch plants, all at reduced costs.

  • Floating Plant Collections

    Floating Plant Collections

    Economical Floating Plant Collection. A cost effective popular selection of five fine varieties of floating plants that are specially priced! Many customers ask what “floating plants” should I add to my water garden pool.

    Here is a option to add FIVE varieties at a reduced price over the individual prices. The floating plants are selected for beauty and variety in your water garden pool.

  • ‘Water Sensitivity’ Plant

    The Water Sensitivity Plant is sensitive to being touched and will close it’s leaves when touched. It has a unique flotation system of bulbous material that helps it move across the water.

    The bright yellow feathery flower is held above its sensitive leaves and reflects beauty into the water.

    Add this most unusual aquatic plant to your water garden pool and your guests will be amazed when they gently touch it.

  • Floating Leaf Flower Plant

    The Floating Leaf Flower (Phyllanthus fluitans) is an interesting floating plant that has beautiful red-green colors. The small floating leaves appear as clay roofing tiles with reddish margins. It has rare reddish dangling roots. As it floats in your water garden pool it will absorb nutrients from the water.

  • ‘Neptune’s Crown’ Floating Plant

    ‘Neptune’s Crown’ is a wonderful floating plant that will grow across your water garden pond. The plant will develop beautiful maroon floating bulbs similar to the floating water hyacinth that are striking against the green foliage and produces dainty white flowers.

    This aquatic plant helps to reduce algae in your pond as it makes a most attractive display in your water garden.

  • ‘Water Lettuce’ Floating Plants

    ‘Water Lettuce’, also known ‘Shell Flower’, floats while absorbing nutrients from the air and water. The shell-like rosettes of pulpy and hairy leaves have a spiral look.

    The long white feathery roots dangle in the water providing a safe place for spawning fish.

    Prohibited in AL, CT, FL, LA, WI, and TX

  • ‘Lucky Floating Buddha’ Floating Plant

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  • ‘Botswana Wonder’ Aquatic Plant

    ‘Botswana Wonder’ is an impressive aquatic plant that will grow along the surface of the water with bright yellow pea-like flowers. If you touch the leaves of this plant, they will close and shortly after will open again.

    The leaves rise up to a few inches above the water surface.

    Botanical Name: Aeschynomene fluitans

    Hybridized By: Walter Pagels, world aquatic plant expert and good friend of the Tricker company introduced this plant to the historic aquatic nursery.

  • ‘Azolla’ Aquatic Plant – Good for the Planet

    Did you know that Duckweed and Azolla can help to control climate change?

    How? Both Azolla and Duckweed are some of the fastest-growing plants that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) and changes it into something else. The plant will die off trapping the CO2 as other molecules.

    This can be compared with the Azolla Event during the Eocene era (49 million years ago) where the small aquatic fern, Azolla, took control of Earth’s climate. The fern grew unchecked, absorbed carbon from the atmosphere, and died to the ocean floor taking the carbon with it. After the Azolla Event, the Arctic temperature dropped almost 40°F as the planet entered cyclic ice ages.

    Scientists are optimistic because duckweed would absorb about the same amount of carbon as they emit when burned lending to a possible fuel source.

    “If we could harvest vast quantities of fast-growing duckweed and dispose of them Azolla-style, we could take their carbon out of the environment entirely”, said Dr. Martienssen, one of the scientists studying this. “Enhanced duckweed could offer an even more effective, longer-lasting way to sequester carbon.”

    Taking part in Earth’s future becomes easy.

    Azolla is a very small floating fern plant, often called fairy moss, with tiny scale-shaped leaves. It provides a thick lacy velvet carpet of floating bluish-green or, in the autumn a brilliant crimson congested foliage that is very beautiful.

    An interesting characteristic of Azolla is that it has a mutual living relationship with alga that fixes nitrogen from the atmosphere for the tiny plant as food. Azolla gets a reddish color in the fall when the sunlight is limited and the green chlorophyll dies off or when it has a little deficiency in nutrients.

    Price is per portion. A portion is about 3/4 cup plant including water.

  • Purple Water Hyacinth

    ‘Water Hyacinth’ Floating Plant

    The ‘Water Hyacinth’ has shiny dark green leaves with stems that expand into pseudo bulbs to serve as air chambers. They propagate from the runners at the water’s surface. Your pond fish will love to spawn on the long bushy roots.

    The flowers help to purify the water. You will see many soft rosey-lilac flowers in the compact growth. It flowers more frequently if the roots are touching soil.

    Prohibited in AL, AR, AZ, FL, SC, LA, MS, TX, WI, PR.

  • ‘Salvinia’ Aquatic Plant

    ‘Salvinia’ floating plants are annuals, generally a pale green color with slender stems bearing broad two-ranked leaves and are covered with fine silky hairs which make them soft to touch.

    Add this to your water garden pond for a softer feel.

    Prohibited in Texas.

  • ‘Ruffled Water Lettuce’ Plant

    This ‘Ruffled Water Lettuce’ will add a fun texture to your water garden. Many of these floating plants can help to reduce algal blooms by blocking sunlight. This is not edible.

    Prohibited in AL, FL, LA, TX, WI.

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    ‘Large Salvinia’

    The ‘Large Salvinia’ is an interesting plant which floats on the surface of the water and is larger in size than the sister Salviniae.

    This aquatic plant has dainty root-like growth that dangles in the water creating a protective fish spawning area.

    Each segment grows about 3/4″ long and remains in clusters adding a wonderful colorful addition to any pool.

    This bog plant is an excellent grower. It’ll add a special look to the water garden pool.

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    ‘Variegated Water Lettuce’ Floating Plant

    This ‘Variegated Water Lettuce’ is a most unusual plant that resembles the water lettuce but has streaks of creamy yellow in the leaves and the leaves are more erratic. The variegation stronger in subdued light. This will make an unusual sight floating in the water garden pool.

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    ‘Floating Fern’ Aquatic Plant

    This ‘Floating Fern’ floats on the surface of the water with a dense rosette of leaves. The leaves have a wavy margin and are egg-shaped to triangular and can have 3 to 5 lobes.

    The plants are easily propagated because they form plantlets on many of the leaves. The feathery roots hang down 8 or 9 inches into the water and provide a spawning medium for fish and a place for the fry to hide.