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Watercress Plant Portion Size You will receive 5-10 cuttings at least 10cm in length, with 20-30 leaves each. Description:  Watercress is edible and can be used as an...
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Watercress Plant

Portion Size

You will receive 5-10 cuttings at least 10cm in length, with 20-30 leaves each.

Description: 

Watercress is edible and can be used as an herb. It is simple to grow, and is adaptable to a variety of conditions. This is one of the reasons why it has been favored throughout history. It is essentially a leafy vegetable, and as such it is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. In fact, watercress has more vitamin C than oranges, its iron content exceeds spinach, and its calcium content is superior to milk. It has a flavor which resembles pepper, which makes it excellent for culinary uses.

Another benefit of adding watercress to your pond is that it will enhance the beauty. You can plant cuttings into the soil, which will sprout roots and begin to propagate. It must also be noted that watercress will enhance your pond’s water quality. It does this by eliminating particles and nutrients within the water, that otherwise would reduce clarity and quality. Given the fact that it can cleanse the blood, it is also more than capable of cleansing water. It will also keep string algae under control, displacing it by removing the nutrients that it needs for growth.

When planting watercress it is best to do so within a waterfall or stream bed. This is because it thrives in areas with lots of moving water. It will often be necessary to encapsulate the roots with sizeable stones so that any fish you have in the pond won’t dig them up. Its growth will extend over the stones quite rapidly, at which point koi and other fish will be able to reach them. All you have to do is put the stem in water which is shallow beneath a rock or gravel and you will see growth within about three weeks. When watercress blooms it should do so with small white flowers.

Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) isn't just a nutritious leafy green for your salads; it can also thrive as an aquatic plant in your aquarium. With its delicate, trailing stems and vibrant green leaves, watercress adds a touch of natural beauty to your underwater paradise. 


How to grow watercress in your aquarium? It is simple. Provide it with ample light and a nutrient-rich substrate, and watch it flourish. Besides its aesthetic appeal, watercress benefits your aquarium ecosystem by absorbing excess nutrients and providing shelter for aquatic inhabitants. 


If you are wondering where to buy watercress, and don’t know where to find watercress for sale, you can check our website. Enhance your aquarium's beauty and functionality with watercress today.

Water Cress (Nasturtium officinale) is a versatile aquatic plant that not only adds aesthetic appeal to your aquascape but also offers a delicious edible component. Let's explore its characteristics and growing guidelines:

Characteristics:

  • Water Cress features small, round leaves and delicate white flowers.
  • It grows rapidly and can form dense mats in water.
  • The leaves have a slightly peppery taste and are a popular ingredient in salads and various dishes.

Basic Guide for Growing Water Cress:

  • Lighting: Water Cress thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions.
  • Water Parameters: It prefers slightly acidic to neutral water with a temperature range of 60-75°F (15-24°C).
  • Planting: Water Cress can be grown in pots or floating freely in the water.
  • Nutrients: Ensure a nutrient-rich environment by supplementing with a suitable aquatic plant fertilizer.

Do's:

  • Provide ample lighting for healthy growth.
  • Maintain good water circulation to prevent stagnation.
  • Harvest and enjoy the delicious leaves in your culinary creations.

Don'ts:

  • Avoid overcrowding to prevent shading and hindered growth.
  • Do not let the plant overtake other aquatic species.



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