Pond Plants

Underwater Plants

Simon van der Velde

Underwater plants are an essential addition to any pond! Plenty of underwater plants that produce oxygen eliminate the need for a pump and filter. These plants purify the water and reduce heating from sunlight, which reduces algae growth. In addition, underwater plants act as hiding places for fish in the event of imminent danger. Our hardy underwater plants omen directly from our own aquatic plant nursery and offer a 100% growth and flowering guarantee. For underwater plants, we recommend a minimum of 10 to 12 individual plants per cubic meter (1000 liters of water) and 2 baskets of 4 plants per square meter. The exact amount depends on how quickly you want to balance the pond and your visual preferences.

Simon van der VeldePond specialist and aquatic plant breeder

Baskets of underwater plants

Underwater plants in baskets are suitable for shallow areas of the pond, often placed among marsh and riparian plants.

  • Why. They provide a natural look by creating height differences between plants. They also help prevent algae in shallow wetlands.
  • How much? The recommendation is to have at least 2 baskets of oxygen plants per 1 m².

Needlewort - 4 pieces - Crassula Recurva

- Oxygen plant
- Full-grown height: 10 cm
- Placement: -1 to -80 cm

 19,95

In stock

Featherweed - 4 pieces - Myriophyllum Brasiliensis

- Oxygen plant
- Full-grown height: 10 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 19,95

In stock

Mini Pond Oxygen Plants Set

- Oxygen plant
- 4 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 25,95

In stock

Spring pond trio - 12 pieces - Caltha, Mentha, Crassula

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

 49,95

In stock

Combi Oxygen Plants Set

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

 99,95

In stock

Baskets Oxygen Plants Set

- For 500 - 1,000 liters of water
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -80 cm

 49,95

In stock

Complete Pond Package - Small - Red

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

 139,95

In stock

Lid Stem - 4 pieces - Hippuris Vulgaris

- Oxygen plant
- Full-grown height: 30 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 19,95

In stock

Needlegrass - 4 pieces - Eleocharis Acicularis

- Oxygen plant
- Full-grown height: 20 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 19,95

In stock

Combi Floating Plant Island - Pond Plants

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

 79,95

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

Pond Plant Set - Bee and Butterfly Attracting Aquatic Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 49,95

In stock

Mini Pond Oxygen Plants Set + Hornleaf

- Oxygen plant
- 10 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 39,95

In stock

Aquatic Plant Package - Medium

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

 179,95

In stock

Aquatic Plant Package - Small - Red

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

 99,95

In stock

Plant Filter Package - Medium

- For 3 - 4 m²
- 64 plants
- Placement: -1 to -80 cm

 179,95

In stock

Plant Filter Package - Small

- For 1 - 2 m²
- 32 plants
- Placement: -1 to -80 cm

 99,95

In stock

Anti Algae Plant Filter Set - Small

- For 2 - 5 m²
- 24 plants
- Placement -1 to -80 cm

 99,95

In stock

Floating Plant Island - Earsweed

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

 29,95

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

Anti Algae Plant Filter Package - Large

- For 10 - 20 m²
- 96 plants
- Placement: -1 to -80 cm

 479,95

In stock

Swamp filter package - Large

- For 8 - 12 m²
- 168 plants
- Placement: -1 to -80 cm

 529,95

In stock

Anti Algae Pond Package - Small

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

 199,95

In stock

Aquatic Plant Package - Large

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

 429,95

In stock

Oxygen Plants Package - For Large Ponds

- For 5,000 - 10,00 L
- 96 plants
- Placement: -1 to -80 cm

 669,95

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

Loose underwater plants

Loose underwater plants are unbound plants that are placed directly in the deeper part of the pond without a pond basket.

  • Why. They filter the water, protect fish from potential hazards and prevent the water from getting too warm from sunlight.
  • How many. It is recommended to have a minimum of 10 to 12 loose oxygen plants per 1,000 gallons of water.

Crab crab - 6 pieces - Stratiotes Aloides

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

 25,95

In stock

Waterweed - 10 pieces - Elodea Densa

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

 39,95

In stock

Waterweed - 5 pieces - Elodea Densa

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

 25,95

In stock

Hornleaf - 2 liters - Ceratophyllum Demersum

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

 25,95

In stock

Hornleaf - 5 liters - Ceratophyllum Demersum

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

 39,95

In stock

Marimo Moss Balls - 5 pieces - Cladophora Aegagropila

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

 19,95

In stock

Crab crab - 12 pieces - Stratiotes Aloides

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

 39,95

In stock

Marimo Moss bulbs - 10 pieces - Chladoflora Aegagropila

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

 34,95

In stock

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

In stock

Combi Oxygen Plants Set

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

 99,95

In stock

Loose Oxygen Plants Set

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

 49,95

In stock

Pond clear package - Small

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

 99,95

In stock

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

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

Pond clear package - Medium

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

 219,95

In stock

6 Crab crab and 5 Moss balls

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

 34,95

In stock

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

Pikeweed - 4 pieces + 5 moss balls

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

 39,95

In stock

Anti Algae Pond Package - Small

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

 199,95

In stock

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

In stock

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

Even more aquatic plants

Frequently asked questions about underwater plants

Pond Advice

Underwater plants should usually be placed at a depth of 30-60 cm below the surface of the water. However, consult the specific recommendations for the types of plants you have, as depths may vary.

In most cases, underwater plants have enough nutrients from the pond. If you notice slowing growth or the plants look unhealthy, consider adding special pond plant food according to the instructions.

Be sure to regularly inspect the plants for pests and diseases and remove any dead or affected leaves. Also remove dead plant parts to promote growth.

Yes, pruning underwater plants is often necessary to prevent excessive growth. Trim dead leaves and branches and thin the plants to promote air circulation and growth.

Many underwater plants are hardy and can survive in colder climates. They can become dormant during the winter months and grow again in the spring. Be sure to educate yourself on the winter hardiness of the specific plant species you have.

Underwater plant function

Underwater plants in a pond perform several important functions for the pond ecosystem. Here are some of their most important functions:

Water Treatment

Underwater plants play a crucial role in purifying pond water. They absorb nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphate compounds, reducing algae blooms and keeping the water clear.

Oxygen production

Underwater plants perform photosynthesis and produce oxygen as a byproduct. This oxygen is essential for fish and other aquatic organisms in the pond to breathe.

Shelter for fish

The dense leaf and stem tissue of underwater plants provides natural shelter for fish and juveniles. This helps protect them from predators and creates a balanced ecosystem.

Cooling of water

The leaves of underwater plants create shade and reduce the warming of the water surface by sunlight. This helps keep the water temperature at an appropriate level and reduces the chance of excessive algae growth.

Aesthetic value

Underwater plants add beauty and diversity to the pond environment. They come in different shapes, sizes and colors, adding visual appeal to the pond.

Habitat for microorganisms

Underwater plants provide habitat for various microorganisms, such as bacteria and algae, which help break down organic material in the pond.

Support for the food chain

Underwater plants form the base of the food chain in a pond. They provide food and habitat for small invertebrates, which in turn are food for fish and other predators.

In general, underwater plants are essential for a healthy and well-balanced pond in which water quality is maintained and ecological balance is promoted.

Underwater plants pond

Are you looking for ways to brighten up your pond while improving water quality? Underwater plants are the ideal addition for your pond! Not only do they add aesthetic splendor and diversity, but they also play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy pond ecosystem. Underwater plants bring color and texture to your pond and create a natural habitat for fish. But that's not all. They also help improve water quality by reducing the growth of algae and other unwanted substances. In addition, they produce oxygen, which is vital for fish and other aquatic inhabitants, while also providing shelter and food for your pond animals.

Underwater plants for the aquarium

Waterweed (Elodea canadensis) is a coarse-leaved oxygen plant that is not invasive. This fast-growing plant is ideal for ponds and aquariums. An interesting fact and great advantage of waterweed is that you only need to purchase it once, as it is hardy. Pruning waterweed is easy by cutting off the bottom, although this is not strictly necessary. For aquariums or fishbowls, oxygen plants such as the Marimo moss ball (Chladoflora aegagropila) are extremely popular. In fact, this unique oxygen plant can live up to 100 years.

Pond plants underwater

Making the right choice in underwater plants for your pond can sometimes seem challenging, but there are plenty of options available. There are plants that thrive in both shallow and deep water zones, and there are plants that can tolerate a variety of water conditions. Some common underwater plants include water lilies, hornwort, featherweed and waterweed. With carefully selected underwater plants, you can create a beautiful and healthy pond.

Buying an underwater plant and the cost

Purchasing underwater plants is a simple and convenient experience at vdvelde.com thanks to our online store. You can easily select and order the desired aquatic plants. You can buy underwater plants from as little as 14,95,-. For this price you get hardy aquatic plants from our own nursery for which a 100% growth and flowering guarantee is guaranteed.

How do I choose the right underwater plants for my pond?

Choosing submerged plants depends on several factors, including the depth of your pond, desired aesthetics, and local climate conditions. Consult a pond specialist or landscaper to select the best species suitable for your particular situation and pond size.
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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.
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.