Also known as
Buffalo Nut, Chinese Ling, Horn Nut, Jesuit's Nut, Saligot, Water Caltrop, Water Nu, Bullnut, Jesuits nut, Caltrop
Trapa natans kz5 by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz (CC BY-SA 3.0)
1 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Water Chestnut Overview
This floating plant grows from nuts. It develops dark green leaves which help to shade the water. In late summer a small white flower is produced. In warm summer nuts can be formed which sink to bottom of the pond to reproduce the following year.
Common problems with Water Chestnut
Generally pest and disease free.
How to harvest Water Chestnut
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Water Chestnut
Nuts can be ordered in Spring to be added after the last frost.
Special features of Water Chestnut
Other uses of Water Chestnut