Rotala – Rotala rotundifolia
The leaves of this semi-submerged pond plant will grow up out of the water. Rotala is a very good grower and can grow as a submerged/oxygenating or as an emergent bog plant (rooted in shallow water and having most of its vegetative growth above water). Rotala originates from south-east Asia, where it is found growing in the wet soil in rice paddies. It is a fast growing pond plant that competes with algae for nutrients, helping keep the water clean and clear.
Height 2 - 8" Depth 2" - 12" Zone 8