Also known as
Crab's Claw, Freshwater Soldier, Knight's Pondwort, Soldier's Yarrow, Wading Pondweed, Water Aloe, Water Houseleek, Water Sengreen
Wdzydzki PK Stratiotes aloides pokrój 05.07.10 p by Przykuta (CC BY-SA 3.0)
10 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Water Soldier Overview
This perennial forms upright sharp pointed leaves in rosettes upt 45cm tall. In summer they produce white flowers that have 3 petals and occasionally a pink tint.
Common problems with Water Soldier
Generally pest and disease free.
How to harvest Water Soldier
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Water Soldier
Remove plantlets in spring or summer.
Special features of Water Soldier
Other uses of Water Soldier
Suitable to be included in Wildlife gardens.