Hippuris Vulgaris Mares Tail 1 Ltr

Anglo AquaticsSKU: HIPVUL1

Quantity?: Single (1)
Sale price£9.99


Hippuris Vulgaris | Mares Tail

Having oxygenating plants like Hippuris Vulgaris Mares Tail in your pond is a very good thing because fish and bacteria use up oxygen continually through respiration, and need oxygen to survive. Many oxygenating pond plants are also suitable and beneficial for cold-water aquarium setups. Hippuris Vulgaris Mares Tail is an attractive low-growing vertical bottle brush type stems rise out of the water. Little maintenance is required. Remove excess growth if necessary.

Only leaves that photosynthesize below the water surface can oxygenate a pond. The best oxygenators are plants whose leaves grow underwater. They also remove nitrates, which helps to reduce algae and keep the pond water clear, meaning once established, many may be grown much deeper if sunlight can reach them.

What are Oxygenating Pond Plants?

A fast growing pond plant like Hippuris Vulgaris Mares Tail will tend to release more oxygen through photosynthesis then it uses up during its own respiration, hence being given the name oxygenating plant. Many are fully submersible, but all species of oxygenator plant will have some fast leaf growth under the water. Oxygenating pond plants are a haven for many types of wildlife to shelter and breed.

For a helpful guide to planting and maintaining oxygenating pond plants please click here.

Position: Full sun to part shade
Type: Oxygenator
Flower Colour: NA
Flowers: July to August
Height: 25-30cm
Planting Depth: 0-15cm
Season: Summer
Native: Yes
Growth Rate: Slow

Please note: photo is for illustrative purposes and depending on time of year and growth rate may not reflect exactly what you receive. Pond Plants are shipped directly from the grower and are subject to a one-off £5.99 delivery surcharge regardless or order size/value. Please allow 3-10 working days for delivery on average.

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 Packet/Courier items    
 Royal Mail (2-3 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £2.99
 Royal Mail Next Day (1-2 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £4.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £0.00-£49.99 £7.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £50 and up FREE
 Pallets (booked in)  aquariums / bulky items  

 Pallets Standard (3-5 days)


 Pallets Express (1-2 days)

 - £39.99


*EXCLUDED ITEMS  extra delivery fees apply:
 Fibreglass Ponds (booked in)    

 Zone 1 (7-10 days)

 - £79.99
 Zone 2 (7-14 days)  - £149.99
 Zone 3 (7-21 days)  - £249.99
Pond Plants (direct from grower)
All pond plants (3-10 days) one-off fee regardless of order size/value £5.99

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