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FUN EXPERIMENT! From mid summer to fall Ornamental Rice creates chartreuse spikelets that are rice grain seeds! This plant is in the same species as common rice, so it’s actually edible! It is mainly a food source for birds and small mammals, and not normally grown for human consumption. However, it could be a fun experiment if you want to try it!
WILDLIFE HAVEN! The roots and shoots on the Ornamental Rice create a wonderful habitat for aquatic invertebrates, which then creates valuable food for fish, birds and other wildlife! By planting Ornamental Rice, you help the wildlife in your pond and you have a beautiful plant- a win-win!
MOTHER NATURE KNOWS BEST! Water plants act as filters & work WONDERS for the clarity and quality of your water–naturally! They also provide excellent habitat for your prized fish and other wildlife!
BLACK THUMB FRIENDLY! Pond plants are forgiving & super simple to grow! All they need is plenty of moisture & some gravel or soil to hold roots in place! Easy as that!
100% QUALITY GUARANTEE! Our plants are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant experts. Your plant is guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy!
POND PLANT BIO:
Oryza Sativa Black Madras, also commonly called Ornamental Rice, is a beautiful aquatic decorative grass. Ornamental Rice has striking rich purple foliage that is slightly arching. From mid summer to fall this plant will produce chartreuse spikelets that are rice grain seeds! Ornamental Rice is actually the same species as common rice. The rice that is produced is actually edible, but is not normally grown for human consumption. It is more of a source of food for birds and small mammals, but can be a fun experiment if you want to try it! The leaves on the Ornamental Rice start out pale green but turn dark purple as they mature; this plant is sure to add exciting contrast to your space! This plant also creates a great habitat for aquatic invertebrates, which creates food for fish, birds and other wildlife. This unique and beautiful plant will be the perfect addition to your pond!
Cannot be shipped to: CA, AZ
NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS AT CHALILY: Our live plants are delivered as bare root plants. This means that the plant has mature, growing root structures ready to be planted. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus Fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants.