Frogbit Floating Pond Plant

$7.99

6 in stock

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FLOATING SMORGASBORD! Loaded with nutrients! Superb natural Koi food! Frogbit is also a perfect place for small frogs, butterflies, and insects to rest and sip from the pond.

SUPER VERSATILE! Frog bit can be a floating plant and you can easily toss it into your pond. Or you can secure the plant by potting it in soil or in a natural mud bottom pond. So Versatile!

SPECTACULAR EMERALD COLOR! Bright emerald green leaves enliven any pond, large or small!

PROTECT YOUR PRIZED FISH! Floating plant cover is vital for protecting your precious koi & goldfish from predators! Plants spread prolifically, providing life-saving shelter & shade for beloved outdoor pets!

100% QUALITY GUARANTEED! Our plants are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant experts! Your plant is guaranteed to arrive alive & healthy!

FLOATER FAST FACTS!

  • Common name: American frogbit, American spongeplant, frogbit, spongeplant
  • Botanical name: Limnobium spongia
  • Plant height: <1 inch
  • Plant spread: Spreading habit
  • Light requirements: Full sun to part sun
  • USDA hardiness zones: 6 -10

POND PLANT BIO:
Frogbit is a floating powerhouse for your pond and a super-nutritious food source for your fish or turtle pals. Limnobium spongia, aka frogbit, can grow as two forms, upright if planted in soil forming a silhouette of a small water lily, or as a floating rosette form. Only a few inches around, the green heart-shaped leaves resemble miniature lilies, and it has a lovely, diminutive creamy white bloom. Turn the leaf over and you’ll notice a swollen and discolored area where the petioles join the blades — It’s spongy pockets of air! Hence the common name spongeplant! It’s super easy to grow, provides excellent surface coverage, and aides in algae elimination! In larger ponds, the leaves of Limnobium are eaten by sliders and other turtles, and the seeds are eaten by waterfowl such as the Green-Winged Teal, Mallard, Red-Ringed Duck, Wood Duck, and more.In smaller ponds or containers, frogbit’s adorable, evergreen leaves look fantastic floating on the surface, and sit brilliantly on shelves, occasionally cascading over the lips of containers.

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