Van der Velde Water plants oxygen plants


Oxygen plants, a must for every pond! Sufficient oxygen plants in the pond ensure that you do NOT need a pump and filter anymore. Oxygen plants filter the water and keep the sun out. This causes the water to heat up less which causes less algae to form. Oxygen plants are also a shelter for fish from impending danger. All our oxygen plants are hardy and are supplied from our own aquatic plant nursery with 100% growth and flowering guarantee.

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Buy Oxygen Plants for the Pond

Oxygen plants get their name from their function, because as you can guess, these underwater plants release oxygen into the water. Oxygenating plants are indispensable if you want to keep your pond clean and free from algae. The oxygen plants also have the function of filtering and purifying the water and thus remove harmful substances from the water. Through these important functions they contribute to keeping the water in the pond clear.

By placing oxygenated plants in the pond, you ensure that the sun has less chance to warm the water. As a result, algae can grow less quickly. Algae grow fastest in polluted and warm water. Want to know more about how best to build a pond? Then check out our page: All about building a pond.

Glaucous pondweed, why we don't sell it anymore

Glaucous pondweed, also known as crimson pondweed, is a type of pond oxygen plant that many people regularly ask us about. We have deliberately stopped growing this plant species. Shiny pondweed does not do well under all conditions in the pond. Therefore, many people are looking for it; unfortunately, the plant often has to be purchased again.

We have deliberately limited our range to only the best oxygenated aquatic plants and only hardy species of aquatic plants that will do well in any pond.

Oxygen plant in the pond

Oxygen plants are a must for any pond. Oxygen releasing pond plants are tremendously important for a biologically balanced pond. Sufficient numbers of these aquatic plants ensure clear pond water. When oxygen plants are placed in the pond, much more happens. Aquatic life, including fish, use the plants as hiding and breeding places. Curious about the best oxygen plant choice for the pond? Then choose the plant waterweed(Elodea canadensis), which provides shelter for aquatic life and makes the water nutrient-poor in order to combat thread algae. Other popular pond oxygen plants that release oxygen underwater are crabbit and hornwort.

Buy Hornblade

For a mini pond or patio pond we recommend buying the floating oxygen plant hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum ). Coarse hornwort, also called thorny hornwort or fine hornwort, will automatically find a place in the pond where it will attach itself. In small ponds the water temperature rises more quickly, making the placement of an oxygen plant necessary. This oxygen-rich plant can put its sun protection and filtering functions to good use here, thereby improving the water environment and keeping it in balance.

Buy Waterweed

Waterweed (Elodea canadensis ) is a coarse-leaved waterweed plant that does not proliferate. It is a fast-growing oxygen plant for the pond or aquarium. A fun fact and great advantage of waterweed is that you only need to purchase it once. This is because waterweed pond plants are hardy. Waterweed pruning can be done very easily by cutting the plant off at the bottom, but pruning is not necessary. As oxygen plants in an aquarium or oxygen plants in the fish bowl, a wildly popular plant is the Marimo moss ball (Chladoflora aegagropila ) This particular oxygen plant can live up to 100 years.

Buy crabgrass

Looking for floating pond plants for the pond? If so, the best choice is to buy crabbush. Crabbit (Stratiotes aloides ) is a hardy pond plant with small white flowers. This type of floating aquatic plant also purifies the water, making it the only aquatic plant to fall into two categories, oxygen plants and floating plants.

During the different seasons, do keep in mind that crabgrass overwinters at the bottom of the pond during the winter. When spring is just around the corner again and the temperature rises, the crabgrass will come back to the surface.

Buying oxygen plants is easy online at Van der Velde Waterplanten. The plants are delivered fresh from our own nursery. With us you always get 100% growth and flowering guarantee.

Oxygen plants cost at Van der Velde Waterplants from 5 pieces € 14.95. What does waterweed cost? We have waterweed from 5 bunches for € 14.95. Special offer for waterweed is € 24.95 for 10 bunches.

It is commonly said that shiny pondweed is the best oxygen plant. Unfortunately, this plant does not do well in every pond. For this reason, we only recommend species that are hardy and grow and bloom well in every pond. According to Simon, the best species are: waterweed(Elodea densa), moss balls(Chladoflora aegagropila) and hornwort(Ceratophyllum demersum) A great additional advantage of these oxygen plants is that they can be introduced directly into the pond without planting.

The 8 best oxygen plants for the pond: 1. Waterweed(Elodea densa), 2. Hornleaf(Ceratophyllum demersum), 3. Crabbit(Stratiotes aloides) 4. Needlewort (Crassula recurva) 5. Moss balls(Chladoflora aegagropila), 6. Lidsteng(Hippuris vulgaris), 7. Eared featherweed(Myriophyllum brasiliensis), 8. Needle grass (Eleocharis acicularis).

The standard rule for oxygen plants is a minimum of 5 to 6 individual oxygen plants per 1000 liters of water (1 m3) and 1 pond basket of oxygen plants per square meter (1 m2). To get a biologically balanced and virtually maintenance free pond you need more than just oxygen plants. What you need all read here: Pond construction roadmap

Oxygen plants in the pond provide more oxygen and filter the water making it clearer. This ensures that the pond remains in balance. Oxygen plants alone are not sufficient for a clear pond. Learn all about aquatic plants and different types of ponds? Then read more at: types of ponds and tips.


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