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STRATIOTES ALOIDES (Water Soldier)

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  • Buy bareroot to drop into the deep area of the pond
  • Native floating pond plant (Water Soldier)  Native to England and Wales only. Listed as invasive in Northern Ireland
  • Spiked, jagged edged foliage in brown/olive green and white, 3 petalled flowers
  • Height 10cm (4") above water surface in late season. Flowers July
  • Water Soldiers float at/near the pond surface in Summer in a sunny or partially shaded pond and on pond base in Winter.
  • Available only May - August

Water Soldiers often lie on their side after they have been moved from an existing location ie on delivery to you. They take a time to adapt to both the temperature and the pH of the new water they find themselves in. Please do not worry about this.

Allow Stratiotes aloides (Water Soldier) plants to drop below the water level as the water cools in Autumn and overwinter on the pond floor as dormant buds. When they rise again in the warm weather of Spring each will have a new auxiliary shoot with a new young plant.

Read how to care for surface cover plants in Tips and Advice.

<p>British Native plants</p> <p>Sunny position</p> <p>Partially shaded position</p> <p>Suitable for shelf depth 23-44cm (approx 10-17”)</p><p>Suitable for shelf depth 45cm+ (approx 18”+)</p>

Important delivery information

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only and leave the Nursery on a Monday - Thursday inclusive to avoid the weekend. Your order will be picked in the Nursery and the ready potted plant in its basket or bareroot oxygenator (as specified in the description) will be wrapped that day in damp newspaper and a plastic bag to keep it fresh during transit. Plants will normally be dispatched within a week of our receipt of your order.

All items are then boxed for collection by the courier APC Parcelrite or UKMail that afternoon for expected delivery within 24 hours after despatch (Highlands and Islands excepted)

Please unwrap all plants from their packaging as soon as possible and place in the situations specified on the plant ticket.

Order ValueDelivery Cost
£1.00 - £29.99 £6.00
£30.00 - £99.99 £12.00
£100.00 - £199.99 £24.00
£200+ £36.00

An additional surcharge will be added 
at checkout if your delivery address
is North of Perth (+£10) or an Island 
(+£10 = PO & TR)
(+£25 = Scottish Islands, IM & BT) or 
(+£50 = JE & GY).

Reviews from other Waterside customers

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Teresa McFarquhar

July 2017

Very good service. Plants arrived quickly and I was notified of despatch and delivery schedule. It was great that they all arrived ready potted so just needed to be placed in pond. The advice on various aspects of pond planting and maintenance on your website is a great source of practical information

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Ray

May 2018

Site very informative & easy to order. Plants arrived quickly, all healthy & settled well in pond.

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