Buy water plants at Van der Velde Waterplants. For over 35 years we have been the pond specialist in growing native aquatic plants. And not just any aquatic plants, we mainly sell hardy aquatic plants that make it easy to achieve a clear, biologically balanced pond. The 5 most popular aquatic plants are:
Are you going to build a new pond and looking for aquatic plants? Van der Velde Waterplants sells 5 types of water plants; oxygen plants, water lilies, marsh plants, carnivorous plants and floating plants. If you'd rather get advice on buying water plants first, check out our water plant tips.
A popular and according to Simon also the aquatic plant for the pond is the yellow lis(Iris pseudacorus), this is a yellow aquatic plant that can grow about 80 cm high. The special thing about this pond plant is that the roots of the Iris filter nitrates and nitrites from the water. The plant absorbs waste products and ensures that the water becomes clear. The yellow iris is also a hardy pond plant.
You have just dug a pond or perhaps you already have an existing pond. To create biological balance in the pond, you need aquatic plants. With the right planting plan, nature will keep itself in balance and you will have virtually no maintenance on your pond.
Aquatic plants are essential in any pond. In the right amount, they ensure that you don't need a filter or pump. Through our years of experience, we know exactly how much aquatic plants each pond needs. All tips on pond construction, pond design and also pond maintenance can be found on our pond advice page.
Native aquatic plants are available at Van der Velde Aquatic Plants. You can easily order the water plants and pay securely online. All water plant species are organically grown and supplied from our own water plant nursery in the Netherlands.
You can buy aquatic plants from us all year round. This is because all species are hardy. Planting water plants is possible as long as there is no ice on the water, because then it is quite difficult to place.
To achieve biological balance in a pond, you need at least 4 different types of aquatic plants: water lilies to keep the sun out of the pond, oxygen plants to release oxygen underwater, marsh plants to create a natural plant filter and aquatic plants that purify the water with their roots.
Read all about which aquatic plants are best to buy and why? Read all about it on the page: Step by step decorating the pond
This comes in handy when you've just built a pond. We sell complete aquatic plant packages that contain everything you need to get a clear pond naturally. Check out our complete aquatic plant packages for different ponds.
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as special aquatic plants against algae. It's all about a combination of the right pond plants that makes algae growth less likely. Water lilies keep the sun out of the water so algae is less likely to grow. Oxygen plants in baskets are often used in less deep areas of the pond to also prevent algae growth. Simon mentions the right combination and amount of plants you need per square meter in his pond planting plan.