Plants are the best way to maintain clear and healthy pond water. While bio-filters are also great at keeping the water healthy, they will not remove nitrates. The safest and most effective way to remove any unwanted nitrates is by adding plants to the pond. So, what are the best plants used to clean the water?
Best Pond Plants To Clean Water
Plants feed on the exact same nutrients as algae, meaning the more plants you have in your pond, the less food there is for algae to grow and thrive. Here is a list of some of the top plants purchased to clean pond water.
Taro roots feature a large surface area. This helps to take nutrients up from the water. Taro come in many varieties, typically added by homeowners for their showy leaves.
This floating plant can undoubtedly help purify your pond water. Green rosettes will float effortlessly across the surface of the water to add texture, while also cleaning the water, at the same time.
Canna also come in many different varieties, adding some much-needed color to the pond setting. This is not the only reason why this plant is so popular, though. Canna help remove toxins, nutrients and heavy metals from the pond water.
Water Iris are known to be one of the best aquatic plants for removing toxins. In addition, Iris will add some color to your pond before most plants bloom in the early spring.
This is an oxygenator which grows beneath the surface. It will help eliminate algae by taking up extra nutrients from the water, starving the algae.
Watercress does a great job cleaning impurities from the water. This is a delightful green plant that will stand out in your backyard pond.
This tall and stately plant features blue, white and pink flowers. It can help to purify your pond water, bio-filter or water garden.
If you’re looking for the best pond plants for your Mesa home contact the knowledgeable and helpful folks at your local A&P Nursery.