Oxygen Plants

Hornleaf

Hornleaf (Ceratophyllum Demersum) is a native aquatic plant suitable for the pond and an aquarium. It grows quickly, adds instant oxygen to the water, keeps it clear and requires little care. Ideal for healthy oxygen levels.

Hornleaf
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Simon van der Velde

For oxygen plants, I recommend a minimum of 10 to 12 individual plants per m³ (1000 liters of water) and 2 baskets of 8 plants per m². The amount needed depends on how quickly you want the pond to balance and your visual requirements.

Simon van der VeldePond specialist and aquatic plant breeder

Hornleaf and other oxygen plants

Crab crab - 6 pieces - Stratiotes Aloides

- Floating oxygen plant
- Full grown height: 20 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

 25,95

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Waterweed - 10 pieces - Elodea Densa

- Oxygen plant
- Full grown height: 60 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

 39,95

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Waterweed - 5 pieces - Elodea Densa

- Oxygen plant
- Full grown height: 60 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

 25,95

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Hornleaf - 2 liters - Ceratophyllum Demersum

- Oxygen plant for 100 - 1,000 liters
- Full grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

 25,95

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Hornleaf - 5 liters - Ceratophyllum Demersum

- Oxygen plant for 500 - 2,000 liters
- Full grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

 39,95

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Marimo Moss Balls - 5 pieces - Cladophora Aegagropila

- Oxygen plant
- Full grown height: 10 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

 19,95

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Crab crab - 12 pieces - Stratiotes Aloides

- Floating oxygen plant
- Full grown height: 20 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

 39,95

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Marimo Moss bulbs - 10 pieces - Chladoflora Aegagropila

- Oxygen plant
- Full grown height: 10 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

 34,95

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10 Pond Mussels, 20 pond snails & 10 moss balls

- For 500 - 1.000 L
- Soil and wall cleaner
- Does not attack pond plants

 99,95

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Combi Oxygen Plants Set

- For 1,500 - 3,000 L
- 28 plants
- Placement: -1 to -80 cm

 99,95

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Pond clear package - Small

- For 1.000 - 2.500 L
- 22 plants + bacteria
- Placement: loose in the water

 99,95

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Loose Oxygen Plants Set

- For 500 - 1,000 liters of water
- 16 plants
- Placement: loose in the water

 49,95

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Mini pond set - Red + Oxygen plants

- For 50 - 250 L
- 15 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

 69,95

In stock

Complete Pond Package - Small - Red

- For 100 - 500 L
- 19 plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

 139,95

In stock

Combi Floating Plant Island - Pond Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: loose in the water

 79,95

In stock

10 Pond mussels & 10 Moss balls

- For 500 - 1000 L
- Bottom and wall cleaner
- Does not attack pond plants

 49,95

In stock

Complete Pond Package - Small - White

- For 100 - 500 L
- 19 plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

 139,95

In stock

Complete Pond Package - Medium

- For 500 - 1.500 L
- 36 plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

 279,95

In stock

Floating Plant Island - Needlewort

- Floating oxygen plant
- Full grown height: 10 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

 29,95

In stock

Aquatic Plant Package - Medium

- For 500 - 1,500 L
- 36 plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

 179,95

In stock

10 Water snails & 10 Moss balls

- For 50 - 500 liters
- Bottom and wall cleaner
- Does not attack pond plants

 44,95

In stock

Aquatic Plant Package - Small - Red

- For 100 - 500 L
- 19 plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

 99,95

In stock

Mini pond set - White + Oxygen plants

- For 50 - 250 L
- 15 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

 69,95

In stock

Pond clear package - Medium

- For 5.000 - 10.000 L
- 68 plants + bacteria
- Placement: loose in the water

 219,95

In stock

Thread algae control - Pond Block + 5 moss balls

- Usage: 1 block per 1,000 L
- In 10 days thread algae free
- Incl. oxygen plants

 21,95

In stock

6 Crab crab and 5 Moss balls

- Oxygen plant
- Full grown height: 20 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

 34,95

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Floating Plant Island - Earsweed

- Floating oxygen plant
- Full grown height: 10 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

 29,95

In stock

Mini Water Lily - Red + Oxygen Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -10 to -100 cm

 59,95

In stock

Anti Algae Pond Package - Mini Pond

- For 100 - 500 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 89,95

In stock

Complete Pond Package - Large

- For 2.000 - 3.000 L
- 93 plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

 649,95

In stock

Aquatic Plant Package - Small - White

- For 100 - 500 L
- 19 plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

 99,95

In stock

Mini Water Lily - White + Oxygen Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -10 to -100 cm

 59,95

In stock

Pond clear package - Large

- For 10,000 - 20,000 L
- 124 plants + bacteria
- Placement: loose in the water

 429,95

In stock

Anti Algae Pond Package - Small

- For 500 - 1.500 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 199,95

In stock

Pikeweed - 4 pieces + 5 moss balls

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: 0 to -20 cm

 39,95

In stock

Fish Pond Oxygen Plants Package - Small

- For 500 - 1,000 L
- 11 plants + 1L fish food
- Placement: loose in the water

 39,95

In stock

Red water lily + Oxygen plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

 59,95

In stock

White water lily + Oxygen plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

 59,95

In stock

Fish Pond Oxygen Plants Package - Medium

- For 1.500 - 3.000 L
- 36 plants + 5L fish food
- Placement: loose in the water

 139,95

In stock

Aquatic Plant Package - Large

- For 2,000 - 3,000 L
- 93 plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

 429,95

In stock

Black Princess + Oxygen Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

 69,95

In stock

Yellow water lily + Oxygen plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

 59,95

In stock

Pink water lily + Oxygen plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

 59,95

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Aquatic Plants Pond Package - XL

- For 10,000 - 12,500 L
- 260 plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm
Caution! The delivery of this package is approximately 3 weeks

 1.499,95

In stock

Yellow dwarf water lily + Oxygen plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

 59,95

In stock

Dwarf Water Lily Aurora + Oxygen Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

 59,95

In stock

Anti Algae Pond Package - XL

- For 10,000 - 15,000 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 1.699,95

In stock

Anti Algae Pond Package - Large

- For 3,000 - 5,000 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 799,95

In stock

Anti Algae Pond Package - Medium

- For 1.500 - 2.500 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 449,95

In stock

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Frequently asked questions about Ceratophyllum demersum

Pond Advice

Yes, there are two types: coarse and fine hornwort. Functionally they are identical, but coarse hornleaf has broader and coarser stems compared to fine hornleaf.

You can simply place a stem of hornwort in the water, where it will float and continue to grow. You can also plant it at the bottom of the pond to a depth of 120 cm. Hornleaf grows quickly, at up to 10 cm per day, and a stem can grow up to 3 meters long.

It is recommended to place a minimum of 6 stems per square meter and a maximum of 12 stems per square meter. This ensures an optimal balance of oxygen plants in the pond.

Hornleaf is available from Van der Velde Waterplants. 6 bunches cost €19.95 and 12 bunches €29.95. All plants come directly from their nursery, are well packaged, and you get a 100% growth and flowering guarantee.

Don't worry if you notice that the hornwort in your pond is a brown or reddish color. This is actually quite normal and a good sign of natural cultivation. Interestingly enough, the original color of hornwort tends toward brown or red. This natural coloration is more pronounced because you choose a natural growing method, without artificial light or chemicals. As summer approaches and more natural sunlight becomes available, you will see how the hornwort gradually changes to a more vibrant green. This beautiful process shows the true beauty of natural growth and adaptation to the environment. By choosing 100% organic cultivation, you are embracing the natural cycle of plant life. Seeing this color change in the hornwort confirms the power and value of your commitment to natural growing methods.

Hornleaf Ceratophyllum demersum: the best oxygen plant for the pond

Hornleaf (Ceratophyllum demersum ) is a dark green aquatic plant in the Hornleaf family often found in various waters. This plant, with its floating nature, can reach a length of 60 to 90 cm. A striking feature of the hornleaf are the side stems that sprout from the main stem, from which wreath-shaped, forked leaves grow. These threadlike, line-shaped leaves are rather stiff, and their forks have sharply serrated edges.

What makes the flowering process of this plant unique is that within the same plant, in the leaf axils, both male and female flowers can occur. The flowers are characterized by a 10- to 12-slip flower cover. Within this flower cover are about 20 stamens with short anthers in the male flowers, or an erect ovary with a style and stigma in the female flowers. The process of fertilization takes place under water, with pollen reaching the stigmas through the water. From this fertilization arises achenes with characteristic thorns.

The spread of hornwort in different waters can occur in a variety of ways. Wave action can cause pieces of the plant to break off and end up elsewhere, and waterfowl can also contribute to the spread by carrying pieces of the plant on their legs.

A special characteristic of hornwort is that it prepares itself in winter for the colder months. The plants form densely foliated shoots that sink to the bottom to overwinter. When spring arrives again, these sprouts grow into new, full-sized plants. As a result, we are dealing with a long-lived, perennial plant species.

Coarse Hornleaf

Coarse hornwort, also known as Ceratophyllum demersum, is an underwater plant often used in aquariums and ponds because of its natural appearance and oxygen-producing properties. This plant has fine, branched leaves that form dense foliage, which is beneficial for fish to hide under. Coarse hornwort is relatively easy to maintain and grows quickly.

Hornleaf aquarium

Hornleaf is a common aquarium and pond plant known for its rapid growth and high oxygen production. Hornleaf is easy to care for and thrives well in a variety of water temperatures, making it a popular choice for beginners and experienced aquarists alike.

Hornleaf pond

Hornleaf is a commonly chosen aquatic plant in ponds because of its ability to keep water clear and reduce algae growth. This plant has fine, feathery leaves that float on the surface of the water, creating shade and hiding places for pond inhabitants such as fish and frogs. Hornwort thrives in still or slow-flowing water and contributes to a clear pond.
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I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
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I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.