Pond Plant Care

The key to maintaining the right biological balance

Apart from their decorative role, plants also perform a vital biological function: They clean the water and offer fish and other pond-dwelling creatures protection and a source of nutrition. Underwater plants produce the vital oxygen which is required for a healthy pond. Nutrients continually enter into the pond in the form of fish food, insects, foliage and pollen which are blown into the pond, etc.
Their metabolism enables plants to break down such matter – making them the most important natural means of combating troublesome algae


Use as many underwater floating plants as possible. These act as "nutrient sponges", making them the best natural means of preventing algae.
Recommendable: Ceratophyllum demersum, Egeria densa, Myriophyllum spicatum

Floating plants are also ideal – their roots extend directly into the water.
Ideal varieties: Water hyacinth, shell flower, eared watermoss and phyllanthus fluitans

Recommendable underwater plants:

Ceratophyllum submersum      Egeria densa                                Myriophyllum aquaticum

Floating plants are also ideal – their roots extend directly into the free water.


Ideal varieties:









Water hyacinth,                                   Shell flower,                                      Eared watermoss,
Eichhornia crassipes                         Pistia stratiotes                                Salvinia auriculata                           Phyllantus fluitans