Oxygenating Plant (Our Mix)
Oxygenating plants are often referred to as the most essential ingredients to a pond. They photosynthesise under water creating oxygen, which then dissolves into the water. This is not only essential to all animal life, but also for bacteria which help keep the water clear. Many oxygenating plants have two forms of foliage; submerse (foliage below the water) and emerse (foliage above the water) and they can look very different. Oxygenating plants are sold in two forms, either as bunches with a weight which can be placed straight into the water or potted first before being placed on the deeper shelved areas of a pond. Potting gives the plant access to nutrients which improves growth. Of our oxygenating bunches, twelve are native, one (Elodia canadensis) is naturalised and only two are non native to the UK. Container oxygenating plants usually prefer being placed on a ledge but some varieties can be placed deeper.