Floating pond plants are the best plants to reduce algae and improve water quality in the pond. Most floating pond plants are heavy feeders and fast growers. They can multiply rapidly, in fact, they can cover the entire surface of a pond if not controlled. Because they grow so fast, they out-compete the algae for the nutrients in the water, essentially starving the algae. Since they float on the surface of the water, they block out the sunlight and shade the pond. This prevents light from entering the pond fighting algae on another level. Their long branched root structure also provide spawning areas for fish and shelter for baby fish.
Floating pond plants such as water hyacinths and water lettuce reproduce quickly by producing small plantlets radiating out from the center of the plant. Their intricate root structure provides spawning areas for fish and shelter for baby fish. A great plant for the pond to provide shade and improve water quality