STRATIOTES ALOIDES (Water Soldier)

£8.00

Bare Root

Not available
  • 23-44cm
  • 45cm+
  • Sunny
  • Partially Shaded
  • Shaded
Common Name - Water Soldier

Supplied in - Bareroot 

Planting Depth - <p>Suitable for shelf depth 23-44cm (approx 10-17”)</p> <p>Suitable for shelf depth 45cm+ (approx 18”+)</p>   (Just drop into your pond at any of these depths)

Colour - Spiked, jagged edged foliage in brown/olive green. White, 3 petalled flowers

Flowers - July

Height - 10cm (4")

Aspect - Sunny/Partially Shaded

Origin - British Native

Care Tips - When added to your pond Water Soldiers (Stratiotes aloides) often lie on their side. They take time to adapt to both the temperature and the pH of their new water. Allow a few days for them to stand themselves upright. 

Extra info - Water Soldiers (Stratiotes aloides) sink to the pond base in winter. Available only May - August. This plant is listed on Schedule 9 of The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order (1985) as an invasive non-native species. While this does not prevent it from being sold or being grown in gardens in Northern Ireland, gardeners there are encouraged to find alternative plants to grow to those listed on Schedule 9.

Will my plants arrive potted?

Yes, all our 9cm, 11cm and 23cm Marginal Pond Plants, Deep Water plants and Waterillies will be sent out to you pre-planted in a mesh basket with our aquatic compost and will have been fed with an aquatic feed ball.

Bunched and loose Oxygenators will be sent out bareroot or bunched with a weight and can be dropped straight into the pond as they are delivered .

Moist plants are sent out in solid pots that you would remove before planting into the soil. 

Can Koi fish or ducks eat my plants?

Yes, they may well do. We cannot guarantee that any plants will survive hungry fish and ducks. We would recommend going for Iris or woodier stemmed plants and forming some sort of barrier between the plants and any large fish or wild fowl.

How does my order arrive?

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only but we cannot send to Northern Ireland. Your order will be picked in the Nursery and will be sealed in airtight, waterproof packaging to keep it fresh during transit. Please unwrap all plants from the packaging as soon as possible and place in the situation/depth specified on each plant ticket.

Delivery details -

Delivery cost is calculated on total order value as follows:

Order Value Delivery Cost
£50.00 and under £6.00 *
Over £50.00 FREE *

* Postcode surcharges for certain postcodes:

  • Add £10 – AB, DD8 – 9, FK19 – 21, IV1 – 40, IV63, KW1 – 14, PA21 – 40, PH1 – 41, PH49 – 50, PO30 – 41 & TR21 – 25
  • Add £25 – HS1 – 9, IM, IV41 – 56, KA27 – 28, KW15 – 17, PA20, PA41 – 49, PA62 – 76, PH42 – 44 & ZE