Our plants are shipped as plugs, these are young plants consisting mainly of primal roots and the occasional single leaf. This is because the roots are the most important thing about the whole plant. Roots determine strength and growth, and when these plugs are placed in the pond, they will grow into stronger and healthier plants, than when a larger plant is planted in the pond, which has to switch to a new habitat. Our plants are always supplied without flowers. This, to save the strength of the plant and eliminate the risk of damage during transport.
Dry packed without water
Plants are dry packed by us, which means that the plant will only start to sprout at the moment it is placed in the pond. The advantage of dry-packed plants is that they can be shipped without damage during transport. Sometimes the plug, as the small plant is called, contains brown leaves on the outside. We always leave this leaf on to protect the growth core.
We deliberately always leave brown leaves on when we ship the plant. This brown leaf provides protection of the growth core during transport. Also in winter, when the plant goes into hibernation, brown leaves form to protect the growth core from the cold.
How fast does the plant grow?
This depends on a number of factors. These include the amount of sunshine and the outside temperature. As long as there is no ice in the pond, aquatic plants can be placed in the pond. However, they will not grow during the winter months. Once it warms up, the plants will start to sprout quickly. The growth rate can vary from year to year, depending on environmental factors. With new plantings, the pond must come into balance and this takes time. Nature will take care of this itself and this sometimes requires a little patience.
Only hardy native species
We use only these species because they come back more beautiful every year. Garden centers usually sell a wide range of aquatic plants, most of which are unfortunately not hardy. This means that you have to buy new pond plants every year. We have deliberately chosen for a small assortment of all hardy water plants, which come back more beautiful every year and with which a clear, biologically balanced pond can easily be achieved.
We grow in harmony with nature. We protect the environment by not using chemical, but if necessary, biological pesticides. At our nursery we move with the seasons, in winter the plants go into hibernation. Our greenhouse is not heated. All plants are grown without using electricity or gas.
Durably packaged and shipped
We strive to produce our products and packaging as CO2 neutral as possible. For this we use PLA and PET plastic packaging and FSC certified paper. Through our partner DHL we send all our packages under the so-called GoGreen Climate Neutral service. With this service, DHL calculates the CO2 emissions per shipment and compensates those emissions by investing in environmentally friendly projects.
100% growth and flowering guarantee
Our aquatic plants are grown with the utmost care. Special attention is paid to the development and growth from root to plant. When packing your order, a quality control also takes place. So you can be sure that the plants you buy from us are healthy.
Why Simon van der Velde water plants?
Do you have doubts about the quality?
Have you received plants and you are not sure of the quality? Please let us know as soon as possible, via this form. Please send along a picture, so we can look with you and advise. If it turns out that the plants are really not of good quality, then of course we offer a guarantee on the purchase. The warranty is valid for one year from the date of purchase.
What is my warranty certificate?
Your invoice or proof of purchase is also your guarantee certificate. Your invoice is automatically saved in your account. So you'll never lose it again. Handy, right?