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.