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Dwarf Water Lettuce - Pistia stratiotes

Dwarf Water Lettuce - Pistia stratiotes

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Benefits of Dwarf Water Lettuce for Your Aquarium


Dwarf Water Lettuce Pistia stratiotes is a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts due to its ease of care and beautiful appearance. This floating plant has small rosettes of leaves that resemble lettuce, hence its name. Here are some of the benefits of adding Dwarf Water Lettuce to your aquarium:

With its bright green leaves and delicate root structures, Dwarf Water Lettuce adds a natural and attractive touch to any aquarium setup. It also provides a natural hiding place for fish and shrimp, making it a great addition for aquascapes.

Like other floating plants, Dwarf Water Lettuce helps to naturally filter your aquarium water by absorbing excess nutrients and providing oxygen through photosynthesis. This can help to prevent algae growth and keep your aquarium water clean and clear. 

Overall, Dwarf Water Lettuce is a great floating plant for beginners and experts alike, with amazing properties to filter your aquarium and beautiful flowing root systems to provide protection and shelter to smaller fish and shrimp fry, you can't go wrong!

Care Instructions

  • pH -  6.0 - 7.5

  • Temperature - 72°F - 86°F

  • Water Hardness - 3 - 8 gH°
  • Lighting - T5 or T8 full-spectrum LED lighting (10 - 12 hours); requires strong lighting but too strong will burn leaves, it will not grow under low light

  • Placement / Height - Floating; requires slow or no current / Plants can grow to 4" across, roots can grow more than 12" 

  • Propogation - through plantlets

  • CO2 - Not required 
  • Fertilizers - Not required 
  • Substrate - Not required 


All our plants and creatures come with the Great Wave Guarantee (shipping free with upgrade to priority shipping; all other replacements will be sent at buyers cost) that the products will arrive alive and healthy and if not they will be replaced free of charge! Contact us for more details!


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