Types of Aquatic Plants: Oxygenating Plants

Aquatic plants, also called hydrophytic or hydrophytic plants or also called hydrophilic or hygrophytes, are plants that, as we already know, are adapted to very humid or aquatic environments. They are plants that need a large amount of it in their roots to live, so we generally find these plants living in ponds and water gardens.

Today we will know a little more about other types of aquatic plants, the oxygenating plants.

This type of aquatic plants, unlike the rest of aquatic species, do not have a decorative function in ponds or aquatic gardens. These plants serve specifically to keep the water clear and oxygenated. Its leaves that remain submerged absorb minerals and carbon dioxide, which prevents algae from starting to grow in your pond.

Although the leaves remain under water, the flowers stand out on the surface, however they are not characterized by adorning or beautifying the garden, so we advise that in addition to planting these species, you also use others that beautify your garden.

It is advisable to place an oxygenating plant for every 0.3 square meters of pond surface, so that the water remains purified, oxygenated and free of algae.

Like the floating plant species, oxygenating plants grow and multiply very quickly, so it is advisable to prune them regularly to avoid covering the entire pond.

Similarly, in addition to oxygenate and clean your pond waterThese plants serve as a refuge for other aquatic species such as minnows, small tadpoles, and other species that inhabit the pond.

If you want to plant this type of species in your garden, you can ask in the market for the following plants: Callitriche, Ceratophyllum Demersum, Elodea Canadensis, Ranuculus Aquatilis, Vallisneria Spp and Myriophyllum Verticallatum.

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