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Duck Weed

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Calculated at Checkout
$4.99
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Ships
Year Round
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Usage
Ponds & Water Gardens,

Reviews (1)

  • 4
    Grows fast

    Posted by JP on 9th May 2016

    The company was good to deal with as well.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Duckweed – Lemnoideae

Duck Weed is the perfect addition to ponds and lakes. It has tiny leaves 1/16th to 1/8th in inch and a single root. This flowering plant goes by two other names, bayroot and water lens. It lives on or just below freshwater surfaces, preferring still water. Their frond structure adds interest while they provide an important food source for attracted waterfowl. This rapidly growing plant makes a lovely habitat for bullfrogs and for fish.

Duck Weed also is known as water lens or bayroot, is an aquatic plant that floats on the surface of still or slow-moving bodies of water.

They are the smallest flowering plants, and they are very simple in structure, lacking both stems and leaves. Duckweed flourishes in aquatic conditions associated with wetlands, and they need fertile, eutrophic conditions to thrive. Duckweed can live in chilly conditions, though it is sensitive to frost. It survives freezing conditions, which would otherwise be lethal, as dormant turions or seeds, which lie at the bottom of ponds. Silt and mud cover the seeds, protecting them until ideal conditions arise again. Duckweed commonly grows at a rapid pace across nutrient-rich, quiet bodies of water in dense colonies through asexual budding. A colony of duckweed can double in size in under a day depending on the environment, and it is common for multiple species of duckweed to inhabit the same territory. Duckweed grows best in water rich with nitrogen and phosphate.

Duck Weed acts as a natural water filter, and many farms use duckweed to clean the water by absorbing the chemicals left by pigs, cows, and chickens.

It prevents both the growth of algae and mosquito colonies and serves as a home for many pond water species. It also acts like a pond cover, reducing the amount of water vapor produced. Also, duckweed is food for many animals. As the name implies, duckweed is an essential source of food for many waterfowl such as ducks, but many fish, insects, and microorganisms feed on the nutritious plant. Duckweed also serves as a source of nutrition for humans, as people in some parts of Southeast Asia regularly eat the plant.

 
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Duck Weed