Water Soldier


Stratiotes aloides. A beautiful, slightly exotic looking plant. Oxygenator found in still or slow moving water. Flowers: June – Aug. Zone E (despatched May – September)

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Latin Name: Stratiotes aloides

Common Name(s): Water Soldier

Plant Type: Perennial

Habitat: Floating Plants - Zone E


Pink, White



Flowering Time:

June - August

SKU: NS-878 Categories: ,


The leaves are serrate and very brittle, breaking easily when handled. Reproduction is generally by offsets, which may number five or more per plant. In the UK, male plants have rarely if ever been recorded. A characteristic of the genus is the habit of the plants rising to the surface at flowering time.

This open water aquatic plant and pond plant floats atop the water, producing pink and white flowers throughout summer months. The serrated leaves are one of the more exotic looking water plants that can thrive here in the UK and is a great oxygenator that doesn’t spread rapidly – which is great for plant biodiversity.

Available to buy as individual plants.

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Flowering Time

June, July, August