Japanese Hollow Pipe, Equisetum Japonicum | The unusual and water-purifying marsh plant from Asia
Chris van der Velde
The Japanese cave pipe, Equisetum Japonicum, is a beautiful marsh plant native to Asia. This special pond plant is suitable for almost any pond, know why? Then read on quickly.
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All about the Japanese cave pipe
- What kind of aquatic plant is the Japanese cave pipe?
- How fast does the Japanese cave pipe grow?
- Can the Japanese cave pipe grow year-round?
- How do you care for the japanese cave pipe?
- Why add Japanese cavity pipe to the pond?
What kind of aquatic plant is the Japanese cave pipe?
The Japanese cave pipe is a water purifying marsh plant that, as its name suggests, is native to Asia. The aquatic plant is characterized by its striking, spotted leaves and sturdy stems that can grow up to 120 centimeters tall. The plant is great for landscaping ponds where it is able to grow in the middle of the pond and at the water's edge. Japanese cavity pipe is hardy and low maintenance, making it a popular choice for those looking for a simple and decorative way to brighten up their natural pond. This marsh plant has a unique appearance that makes it stand out and an eye-catcher in any water garden.
How fast does the Japanese cave pipe grow?
The growth of the Japanese cave plant is impressive and rapid, especially when placed in a suitable environment. The swamp plant can grow up to four meters tall in some cases, with stems that are sturdy and erect. However, it is important to stress that the growth of the Japanese burrowing plant depends on the conditions in which it is placed. For example, a spot with enough sunlight and nutrient-rich water will promote growth, while a spot with too much shade and insufficient nutrients will slow growth.v
Can the Japanese cave pipe grow year-round?
The Japanese cavity pipe is a hardy marsh plant which means that the aquatic plant survives every season without problems. Every year the unusual and robust pond plant bloom again every year. The water plant grows faster in summer than in winter, because it is more accustomed to summer temperatures.
How do you care for the Japanese cavity pipe?
The Japanese cave pipe needs little care to stay healthy and continue to grow. All you need to do is check how the leaves look from time to time, if the leaves turn yellow it is advisable to remove them.
Why add Japanese cavity pipe to the pond?
The pond plant's function is to filter the water. By absorbing waste products, they help to reduce the concentrations of nitrate and nitrite in the water and stabilize water values. This keeps the water healthier and cleaner and keeps the PH value, KH value and GH value stable.
Frequently asked questions about the Japanese cave pipe
The Japanese hollow pipe can be purchased per 4 pieces for the economical price of 14.95.
Japanese cavity pipe can be purchased at water plant nursery van der Velde Waterplanten. We grow all our plants in a nature-friendly and organic way. We also always give a 100% growth and flowering guarantee.
Simon van der Velde
Pond specialist and aquatic plant grower since 1986
Simon's vision is to let nature do its work in your pond. No need to buy all kinds of measuring equipment and water improvers. If the fish are swimming nicely and the plants are growing well, then the water in the pond is of good quality. With a good planting plan and the right approach, you can save a lot of money and maintenance, and ensure a clear, biologically balanced pond that becomes more beautiful every year.