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Water Lettuce 

Watter Lettuce is a very popular floating plant in the hobby. Depending on its environment, the leaves may grow from approximately 1 inch to 4 inches in size. The leaves look fleshy and are covered by tiny hairs, giving them a velvety-like texture. Watter Lettuce produces many fine roots that provide shade and hiding places for small fish in the aquarium.

Care & Maintenance for Water Lettuce

Water Lettuce is very easy to care for in the aquarium. It is most suitable for open top aquariums or those with good ventilation to prevent the leaves from drying up or getting damaged.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Strong
  • Temperature Range: 72-82°F
  • Tank Placement: Floating

Watter Lettuce likes strong light and, under good conditions, will grow and propage fast. It is great at removing excess nutrients from the aquarium's water column, helping keep algea in check, water clean, and your fish healthy.

Disclaimer: Due to local restrictions this plant does not ship to California, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin.

Plants at Modern Aquarium

At Modern Aquarium, we strive to bring you healthy, beautiful specimens in every order. While the photos on our website are just examples of what you will receive, we do examine each plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new specimen, or the best starter plants for your tank, reach out to us any time!

Reviews (16)

  • 5
    Water lettuce
    Posted by Parkinson Deborah on 1 Sep 2022

    So much bigger than my local pond store. Just beautiful !

  • 5
    Water lettuce
    Posted by Karen on 11 May 2022

    Beautiful, healthy plant. Roots were long & plentiful, healthy.

  • 5
    Water lettuce
    Posted by Karen on 12 Apr 2022

    I was very pleased. The plants came quickly & are very healthy looking.

  • 5
    very healthy , Great experience
    Posted by Kenneth A LaMendola on 16 Nov 2021

    awesome healthy plants

  • 5
    EXACTLY like the picture
    Posted by Cecilia on 13 Nov 2021

    Three lovely plants came in looking just like the picture. Very healthy, and snail-free as far as I can tell. I've had them in my aquariums for just over a week. Love the look of them!

  • 5
    Water Lettuce
    Posted by James J Nicholson on 24 May 2021

    Plants are very nice size, very healthy, arrived quickly. They are a little more expensive than other aquatic plant suppliers but well worth it.

  • 5
    HUGE plants
    Posted by Aimee Aguilera on 10 May 2021

    ALWAYS very clean, huge plants, they start to split and multiply right away too!

  • 5
    Water lettuce
    Posted by Elizabeth H Klumpp on 5 May 2021

    Received plants as promised and in excellent shape.

  • 4
    Some damage
    Posted by Neno Albert on 14 Aug 2020

    A couple of leaves were yellowish and melting. I did have to trim off with a sharp blade. Roots on these plants are pretty delicate, so if you're tossing in your aquarium, I'd highly recommend presoaking in another bucket to let the stray ends fall off outside of your tank. I did this after a quick salt bath and rinse for about 30min and boy did they shed a lot! Plants look very healthy and no more melting evident.

  • 4
    Posted by Max on 21 Jul 2020

    Came in HUGE and healthy. Not as many “leaves” as the picture shows, and no extra runners like in the picture but still good.

  • 5
    Posted by Rachel Bond on 7 Jul 2020

    I didn't realize these were as big as they are, they are stunningly beautiful. Perfect for a pond. The leaves were a bit yellowed and crunchy on the tips most likely from shipping in the heat, but all look healthy. Root systems in tact and more leaves growing. Shipped perfectly

  • 3
    Came in rough shape
    Posted by James on 11 Jun 2020

    My water lettuce came with yellow leaves and one of them fell apart. 2 of them are recovering very well but the one that fell apart is struggling to grow back. I was a bit disappointed that they came like that