Scientific Name: Pistia stratiotes

Water lettuce really does resemble a floating head of lettuce or cabbage. The lime green leaves are spongy, crinkly and velvet in texture. When mature, each leaf may grow up to 12 inches. One individual plant can grow up to 24 inches in diameter, though water lettuce has a running spread.

Common Name:      Water lettuce

Use: Floating

Flower Color: N/A inconspicuous

Leaf Color: Green

Height: 12”

Hardiness Zone: 8-11

Native To: Pan-tropical

Available As: Bare root