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Pond plants can be divided into 4 essential groups, namely: oxygen plants, water lilies, aquatic plants and marsh plants (floating plants are optional). By placing the right amount of plants in the pond, biological balance and clear pond water is easily achieved: PUUR NATURE, without a pond pump, filter or the use of water improvers.

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You can buy pond plants at Van der Velde Waterplanten. Our pond plants come directly from our own nursery and are supplied including pond basket, fertilizer, clay and cover gravel. We also offer a 100% growth and flowering guarantee on all our pond plants.

All pond plants at van der Velde Waterplants are hardy. This also means that you can plant them year round in the pond. You can plant pond plants in the pond as long as it is not freezing. When you plant your pond plants in the fall or early spring they can grow with the season and this usually results in healthier, stronger plants.

A pond that manages to keep itself in biological balance does not lack all the necessary plant groups.

  • Oxygen plants: the main plant group that absorbsCO2 from the water and releases oxygen to the water. They grow below the water surface.
  • Water lilies: they are not only a beautiful addition to your pond, but also very useful. Animals use water lilies for shelter, and the large bulrushes trap heat from the sun to keep the water cooler. This counteracts algae growth.
  • Sumpfpflanzen: In the shallower marsh zone are plants that like to have wet feet. The strong roots of these plants contribute significantly to the pond by filtering the water.
  • Aquatic plants: these are also water purifiers that should not be missing in the pond. With their root systems they clear the water of waste products.
  • Floating plants: this addition of plants helps you keep out sun and algae, and in the process they fulfill a nice ornamental value of your pond.

A natural pond is large and contains no pond liner. Do you have or want a pond in the garden that stays healthy naturally? Then you are talking about an organic plant pond. Plants that fit well are in the shallower areas pickerel weed and Sumpf schwertlilie, and under water you best place a good amount of oxygen plants such as crabgrass, elodea densa or hornwort. These ensure that oxygen levels in the water are maintained. A beautiful water lily is also an asset to your plant pond. Read more about an organic plant pond.

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Pond plants

A pond without pond plants? Indispensable, because these plants keep the water in biological balance and ensure that water remains clear and algae-free. In fact, algae grow less because of the substance that plants excrete into the water. Besides purifying and filtering, the feature of these plants is that they are hardy, meaning they survive in frosty weather conditions. So you can enjoy flowering plants again in the spring!

What types of pond plants exist?

Pond plants include 5 different types of plants that can be divided into plant groups each with their own characteristics, such as floating plants that you can place loose in the pond, but also, for example, a pond plant that you place in a pond basket.

What types of pond plants these are:

  • Water lilies; a feast for the eyes! With an assortment consisting of different flower colors and with leaves that block sunlight and provide shelter for fish.
  • Oxygen plants; the name says it all as they give off oxygen. Oxygen pond plants also filter and purify the water. Ideal for a natural pond, as it eliminates the need for a pump and filter. Buying pond plants oxygen plants is an absolute must for every pond.
  • Sumpfpflanzen; when putting together the pond plant kit, Sumpfpflanzen pond plants finish off the pond. You place them just beyond the pond edge where the marsh area begins. Our assortment consists mainly of flowering pond plants and native pond plants.
  • Riparian plants; A riparian plant is a plant that grows naturally in shallow water and along the edges of pond, rivers and other waterways and has a strong filtering function.
  • Floating plants; these floating pond plants have roots that purify the water. In addition, their leaves block sunlight to prevent warming of the water.
  • Aquatic plants; the synonym for pond plants. This includes all of the above species and together they provide a biological balance. Pond plants aquatic plants are tall pond plants often placed between -20 cm and -40 cm deep in the pond.

Hardy pond plants

Buy pond plants and then get them delivered directly from our own nursery. Our pond plants webshop assortment was created after long experience and test breeding. As a result, we offer different types of floating and hardy pond plants with 100% growth and flowering guarantee. Because our plants come directly from our own nursery, quality control takes place immediately before departure. Pond plants are packed 'dry' after the quality control and sent to the shipping address, after this you have to wait for the mailman to arrive. After placing your order, you will also receive tips from us on how to plant pond plants.

Pond planting

Once the order arrives in your home, the installation of a plant paradise can begin. Different types of plants are placed in a specific spot in the pond. Each product in our assortment lists the maximum depth and growth height and where the plant is best placed. Please keep this in mind.

  • A floating pond plant you place loose and without pond basket. water soldier and elodea densa falls under this species and also provides extra oxygen in the pond.
  • Place other hardy pond plants in sturdy pond baskets to prevent sprawl. Especially for potting water lilies, oxygen plants and marsh plants, these baskets are easy to use. Special clay and soil are used for filling, it is also possible to use only special clay pellets.
  • When to place pond plants? Because our assortment consists only of hardy species, this can be done year round as long as there is no ice on the water. Placing pond plants in the winter is no problem at all.

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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.
Tips, advice and substantial savings
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.
Tips, advice and substantial savings
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.