Native Wetland Plants

Native wetland Plants are utilized best in areas of nature where they are simply plans and left alone for mother nature to care for. Used mostly in areas for restoration and to clean areas of stale and stagnant water, native wetland plants work wonders to clean up natural habitat areas. They are also used for wild animals, vegetation and also to help aid in soil retention lakes and ponds plus for wildlife to feed from. 

How to Plant Wetland Plants

The question of how to plant fully submerged wetland plants is one that has held back many people, and it's a shame because they are so easy to plant. This will walk you through how to plant your wetland plants and ensure that you have healthy plants.

To plant your fully submerged plants, you will need a bucket, a planting basket, and a soil gravel mixture. To ensure proper oxygenation of the water, you will need approximately one plant for every two to four feet. Since these are the oxygen producing plants, it is unnecessary to use any soil, plain dirt and gravel are just fine. While you are waiting to plant them, keep these plants in a bucket filled with pond water. This will help acclimate them to the water and keep them healthy.

Once you have selected the perfect location and are ready to plant them, move the plant into the planting basket, and cover it gently with the gravel and dirt mixture. It is incredibly important not to damage the roots of the plant. The gravel and dirt mixture is mostly there to help cover and protect the sources, as well as weighing the plant down until it can take root on its own. Be gentle while spreading the gravel and dirt over the plant. Pat out any air bubbles, as these, can bubble up under your plant and cause root damage after planting.

Now, slowly lower the planting basket underwater. You can do this either by hand, or if the water is thicker, you can also use the unbleached cord. Once the plant is in place, monitor it for a couple of weeks to make sure that it is rooting correctly and to make sure that it is not being eaten by local wildlife. If it is being harassed by the local fish, a simple net can be added to keep it safe from harm while it grows.

Hopefully, this has clarified some of your questions about how to plant wetland plants. These plants are great oxygenators, and help to clean the water around them. If you take care of them, they will do well for many years.