Each order is approximately a quarter cup and contains 5000+ duckweed leaves. See second picture for order size.
Duckweed is an extremely fast spreading floating plant ideal for ponds. Duckweed is a great protein source for koi, goldfish, tilapia, carp, and turtles. Duckweed also provides great denitrification and oxygenation. It is a great way to help control algae growth in ponds. Due to its rapid growth in may need to be managed to prevent overpopulation. It prefers still water and a high amount of surface agitation of the water will slow growth.
Scientific Name - lemna minor
Lighting: Full Sun
Care Level - Easy
Placement - This plant is a fast growing floating plant
To minimize shipping delays we only ship live plants on Monday and Tuesday. Plant orders placed on Tuesday or later will ship the following week.
If your local area had extreme heat or cold we recommend having your mail held at the post office on the day of arrival. This is free and can be done online or at the post office. That way your plants stay indoors until you pick them up to protect them from the elements.
We do our best to remove any visible hitch hikers from your plants before we ship but it is impossible to be 100% sure that we get everything. If you're concerned about getting any potential hitch hikers we recommend rinsing your plants before adding them to your pond or aquarium. You can also perform a 10-15 second dip of the plants in a solution of 1 part bleach to 20 parts water followed by thoroughly rinsing the plant.