Heteranthera Reniformis - Floating Plantain

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Ponds & Water Gardens,
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4, 5, 6, 7,
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Sun & Shade,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Year Round

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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.

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Heteranthera Reniformis- Floating Plantain- grows in wetland areas such as freshwater mudflats, marshes, and riverbeds where the water is up to 8 inches deep. The plants grow to be about 15 inches tall and can float on water or attach themselves to the mud just below the water’s surface. They are identified by the kidney-shaped or heart-shaped leaves, which are shiny, dark green and up to 2 ½ inches wide.

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The Heteranthera Reniformis - Floating Plantain grow on stems 3 to 4 inches long with 2 to 8 flowers per stem. Flowers are white to light blue with petals from 8 to 16 mm long. The flowers have six petals with two oval-shaped yellow anthers and one light green anther, which is the part of the stamen that contains the pollen. Blooms appear a couple of hours after sunrise and wilt by the afternoon. They bloom in the late spring and fall except in tropical areas where blooms can occur year round. Hereanthera reniformis is found in the United States as far south as Florida and as far north as Connecticut, staying mainly in the east and Midwest. It has been exposed as far west as Texas and Colorado.

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The seeds form in capsules on the stems that are a little under 1 cm long. Most propagation takes place not from seed, but from pieces of stems that contain nodes which can take root. Distribution is the fastest way to propagate new plants. The seeds can exist in the soil for many years before taking root.

Hereanthera Reniformis grows well in contained water gardens and small ponds. Since it can grow as a floating plant, the soil is not required. However, it will need to be fed a diluted fish fertilizer occasionally.

Floating Plantain 

The  Luronium natans plantain plant, also known as the “Floating-Water Plantain,” is an aquatic species of plantain found in several regions throughout the world. The Floating Water Plantain is a member of the  Alismataceae family with the order of  Alistmatales


 This plant grows actively in multiple hemispheres and continents, including Europe and Russia. Throughout Europe, populations of the  Luronium natans have been found in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Scandinavian countries such as Sweden and Norway. 


 As an aquatic plantain, the  Luronium natans grows primarily in lakes and ponds. This plant is very robust and grows well in both nutrient-dense environments and environments with moderate nutrient levels. Furthermore, the Floating Plantain Plant grows well in a wide range of pH levels and thrives in both freshwater and saltwater bodies of water. In addition to lakes and ponds, the Floating Plantain has also been found growing in rivers.


 Leaves of the Floating Plantain are either found floating above the water surface or submerged beneath the surface. The leaves which grow beneath the service have a distinctive ladder-like appearance to them are dotted with cream-colored circles. The submerged leaves of the Floating Plantain grow in a variety of shapes, including ovals and ellipses.