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Pistia stratiotes Water lettuce Kiapu Araceae
 

Pistia stratiotes, Water lettuce, Kapu kapu, Kiapu

 

Pistia stratiotes, Water lettuce, Kapu kapu, Kiapu

Forming large clumps of felted rosettes, this species is an aggressive colonizer that can easily smother a small pond.
Although it does not oxygenate the water, fish will feed on its roots.
It also helps to shade the surface and keep the water cool.
Cultivation: Water lettuce is easily grown in any pond or slow-moving water.
It multiplies rapidly and can quickly clog streams.
It is usually self-propagating.

 

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