Parrotfeather is a semi-emergent OXYGENATING aquatic weed that is easy to care for and really helps to filter your pond’s water by sucking up nutrients from the pond while also helping to remove floating particles.
Oxygen?! Yes---much like an "anacharis" plant, parrot feather releases tiny bits of oxygen into the water. Not enough that would take the place of an air station or even enough to match what your recirculating system contributes as far as oxygen goes, but enough that your fish will be hap-hap-happy that it's in there! It may even appear like your fish are eating it!
Preferred Planting Depth:
Taking Care of a Parrotfeather Plant:
The leaves of Parrotfeather grow along the surface of the water and can extend out 6+ feet from the plant container at maturity. This is very different from other popular aquatic plants, like Iris, that stand straight up out of the water.
To prune Parrotfeather, just pinch off the overgrowth. If you want more parrotfeather in your pond take the clippings and tuck them into some rockwork and gravel and let them grow. Fall/Winter care for this plant extends as far as cutting it back an inch or so above the water level. Not only does this help to make sure the plant is prepared to start dying back but it also ensures that it doesn't decompose into the water. Want more information on seasonal plant care in zones 5 and 6? Read our Fall Plant Care blog.
So Now What???
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