A picture of a Ditchmoss

Ditchmoss

Elodea spp.

Also known as

Waterweed, Pondweed

Wasserpest by Ernst Schütte (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Ditchmoss Overview

    These are fresh water perennials native to North America and subtropical South America. In total there are about 12 species which are all useful for placing in small ponds or for indoor aquariums as fish shelter and oxygenating plants. The produce long, strap-like, spiralling stems to about 60cm long.

    Other uses of Ditchmoss

    Aquatic; excellent cover for fish fry. Good oxygenators.