Oxygenating plants

Oxygenator pond plants submerge under water for water health & clarity

Allow two portions of Oxygenating plants per square metre of surface area.

  • Ceratophyllum demersum - Hornwort are sent as bareroot portions (loose) as this submerged oxygenating plant floats freely in the water. Drop this into the pond and to find its own depth. No weighting is required. 
  • Other submerged oxygenating plants are sent as a weighted bunch per portion (Fontinalis antipyretica, Myriophyllum spicatum, Ranunculus aquatilis and Potamogeton crispus).
  • Oxygenators photosynthesize to produce oxygen during daylight hours which keeps the water fresh.
  • Submerged oxygenators use dissolved nitrates and mineral salts from the pond water.
  • Oxygenating plants compete with the algae growth for the nutrients.
  • Some varieties will also shade the water, depriving the algae cells of sunlight.

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  1. CERATOPHYLLUM DEMERSUM (Hornwort)  British Native deep water oxygenating plants pond plant. Dark green/olive green brush like foliage sent as loose plant stems ready to drop into pond. No need for bunching.
    • 25-44cm
    • 45cm+

    CERATOPHYLLUM DEMERSUM (Hornwort)

    £4.00
    Bare Root
  2. FONTINALIS ANTIPYRETICA Water Moss British Native oxygenating plants. Dark green branched stems and foliage sent as a weighted bunch approx 3 inches long.
    • 25-44cm
    • 45cm+

    FONTINALIS ANTIPYRETICA (Water Moss)

    £3.00
    Bare Root
    Out of stock
  3. ISOLEPIS CERNUA - Small rush oxygenating or shelf pond plant with white seed heads that turn pale brown later in the season
    • 13-15cm

    ISOLEPIS CERNUA (Slender club rush)

    £5.00
    In 9cm basket
  4. MYRIOPHYLLUM SPICATUM (British Native oxygenating pond plant) A typical bunched portion of Spiked Milfoil (dependent on time of year)
    • 25-44cm
    • 45cm+

    MYRIOPHYLLUM SPICATUM (Spiked Milfoil)

    £4.00
    Bare Root
  5. POTAMOGETON CRISPUS (British Native oxygenating pond plants) with olive green/brown seaweed-shaped foliage.
    • 25-44cm
    • 45cm+

    POTAMOGETON CRISPUS (Curled pondweed)

    £4.00
    Bare Root
    Out of stock
  6. RANUNCULUS AQUATILIS (Water Crowfoot - British Native) showing long submerged foliage
    • 25-44cm
    • 45cm+

    RANUNCULUS AQUATILIS (Water Crowfoot)

    £4.00
    Bare Root
    Out of stock
  7. RORIPPA NASTURTIUM-AQUATICUM (Water Cress - British Native)  Round, green leaf and clusters of small white flowers
    • 13-15cm
    • Wet Mud

    RORIPPA NASTURTIUM-AQUATICUM (Water Cress)

    £4.00
    In 9cm basket

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