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OXYGENATING GRASSES / SUBMERGED PLANTS

Submerged Plants are essential for a healthy water garden.  They serve a number of important purposes, most importantly: (A) Oxygenation of Pond Water and (B) Filtration / Cleansing or “Scrubbing” of Pond Water.  Along with surface-covering plants like waterlilies, submerged plants help achieve a natural ecological balance of the pond water by absorbing excess nutrition from the water, thus starving out algae that cause green water and renewing the pond with oxygen during daylight hours. The result is clean, clear pond water without chemicals, filters, or fuss! 

Additionally the varied foliage of these plants provides excellent spawning ground for your fish and it also gives the baby fish a place to hide once the eggs hatch.

As a general rule, submerged plants prefer 12-36 inches of water above their roots (unless otherwise noted.)  They will thrive in a water garden, even under dense plantings of waterlilies and also make excellent live plants for aquariums. Oxygenating Plants are considered winter hardy providing the water in the bottom of the pond does not entirely freeze

If you have any questions or wish to place an order please contact us (855) 328-9138 or info@sonoranwatergarden.com

Oxygenating Grasses - Absolutely VITAL for a healthy pond

Anacharis - Oxygenating Grass / Submerged Plant - Sonoran Water Gardens

ANACHARIS

Egeria densa or Egeria najas

Sold by the bunch (10 stems)

Also called ‘Elodea’, Anacharis provides excellent oxygenating and cleansing of your pond water.  The fern-like stems grow gracefully upward and produce tiny white flowers that just pop above the water surface in the late summer and fall.  

Recommended Water Depth:  8-36 inches - MAKES AN EXCELLENT AQUARIUM PLANT!

1 Bunch - $ 8.00

5 Bunches - $ 35.00

25 Bunches - $ 125.00


Cabomba - Oxygenating Grass / Submerged Plant - Sonoran Water Gardens

CABOMBA

Cabomba caroliniana

Sold by the bunch (10 stems)

Also called ‘Fanwort’ due to the beautiful lace-like foliage. Does best with a lot of light, especially in an aquarium.  Excellent for fish spawn. Tiny white flowers appear on the water surface on well established plants.

Recommended Water Depth:  12-36 inches - MAKES AN EXCELLENT AQUARIUM PLANT!

$ 8.00


Ceratophyllum (Hornwort) - Oxygenating Grass / Submerged Plant - Sonoran Water Gardens

CERATOPHYLLUM  (HORNWORT)

Ceratophyllum demersum

Sold by the bunch (10 stems)

The beautiful foliage of Ceratophyllum is needle-like and resembles foliage of pines or firs. This plant never gets roots and neither sinks or floats, and grows like a underwater “shrub”. It is an excellent oxygenator and great for catching eggs of spawning fish.

Recommended Water Depth:  8-36 inches - MAKES AN EXCELLENT AQUARIUM PLANT!

1 Bunch - $ 8.00

5 Bunches - $ 35.00

20 Bunches - $ 125.00


Mini-Sagittaria - Oxygenating Grass / Submerged Plant - Sonoran Water Gardens

MINI-SAGITTARIA

Sagittaria natans

Sold by the bunch (10 plants)

Mini-Sagittaria is like an underwater turf, producing narrow blades resembling grass. Given time it will cover the bottom of your pond, providing excellent oxygenating and water cleansing as well as looking naturally beautiful when viewed from above.

Recommended Water Depth:  8-36 inches - MAKES AN EXCELLENT AQUARIUM PLANT!

$ 9.00


Corkscrew Vallisneria - Oxygenating Grass / Submerged Plant - Sonoran Water Gardens

VALLISNERIA, CORKSCREW

Vallisneria spiralis

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Corkscrew Vallisneria is also like an underwater turf, but taller growing with elegant corkscrew spiraling blades. It is easy to grow in ponds and aquariums and looks great!

Recommended Water Depth:  8-24 inches - MAKES AN EXCELLENT AQUARIUM PLANT!

$ 9.00


Jungle Vallisneria - Oxygenating Grass / Submerged Plant - Sonoran Water Gardens

VALLISNERIA, JUNGLE

Vallisneria americana

Sold by the bunch (10 plants)

Also called “Eel Grass” the narrow, ribbon-like leaves of Jungle Vallisneria can grow to more than four feet in length. Perfect for medium to larger ponds and this is the best submerged grass for extra deep water (up to 5 feet).

Recommended Water Depth:  8-55 inches - MAKES AN EXCELLENT AQUARIUM PLANT!

$ 9.00


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