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The Aquatic Plant Society – Pistia stratiotes (Water Lettuce)
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Pistia stratiotes (Water Lettuce)

Common Name: Water Lettuce
Family:  Araceae
Genus: Pistia L.
Origins: North America
Difficulty: Easy
Lighting:  High
Growth Rate: Fast
Placement: Floater
Requirements: Temps 68° to 86°F, PH 5.5 to 9.0

The leaves are whorled in small, lettuce-like rosettes that float on the surface of the water. Requires high light to reach top form.

 

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