Pikeweed, Pontederia Cordata | The insect attracting aquatic plant for the pond
Chris van der Velde
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All about pikeweed
- What kind of aquatic plant is pikeweed
- How deep should pikeweed be planted?
- How much pikeweed in the pond?
- Why choose pikeweed in the pond?
- How to care for pikeweed?
What kind of aquatic plant is pikeweed
Pikeweed or Pontederia, is an aquatic plant for the pond that belongs to the species marsh plants or swamp hyacinth. The aquatic plant is known for its ability to attract insects to any pond. This makes the plant a popular choice for decorating ponds and nature gardens. Moreover, pikeweed is hardy, making it an ideal choice for those looking for a plant capable of withstanding winter weather conditions. Because the pond plant is hardy, it will bloom every year. In addition, the marsh plant has a water purifying effect, keeping your pond water clean.
How deep should pikeweed be planted?
Pikeweed should be planted at a depth of about 10 to maximum 20 cm in a pond. It is important to make sure that the plant has enough root space and that the leaves are still above the surface of the water. It is also important to remember that pikeweed is a marsh plant and therefore needs water to survive. It is advisable to regularly check and keep up with the pond's water level to ensure that the plants do not dry out.
How much pikeweed in the pond?
The number of pikeweed plants to plant in your pond depends on the size of the pond and the desired density of the planting. Our advice, if you want to see quick results from the plant, is to place 12 pikeweed per square meter in the pond. Pikeweed is a beautiful looking and eye-catching aquatic plant, the plant grows to about 80 centimeters in height.
Why choose pikeweed in the pond?
Pikeweed is an easy plant to plant out and is best planted in substrate. At our nursery, the planting of pikeweed is additionally enriched with a special treatment, leading to explosive growth. This ensures faster emergence of the plant in the pond, resulting in a beautifully overgrown pond. Moreover, it is important to emphasize that pikeweed does not contain loose soil, so the pond always remains clean. Pikeweed also has a very good root system, which ensures that it continues to grow firmly and healthily in the pond. All of these features make pikeweed an excellent choice for those looking for a striking and strong aquatic plant that requires little maintenance.
How to care for pikeweed pond?
Pikeweed is a strong and hardy aquatic plant, therefore it requires little to no care. Because the aquatic plant grows quickly, you may choose to prune it from time to time, but this is not necessarily necessary.
Frequently asked questions about pikeweed
Pikeweed is a strong marsh plant that can grow up to 80 centimeters tall. The plant has green leaves with pretty purple hyacinth-like flowers.
Pikeweed 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.