Floaters are beautiful and perform a vital role in your pond, but do not allow them to overtake your pond. As the summer warms, Floaters will grow off-shoots which will begin to cover the surface of the water. Simply snap off these off shoots every couple of weeks. These fascinating plants have air bladders at the base of their leaves that keep them afloat on the waters surface. Their floating leaves filter out sunlight, supplying shade and keeping the water cool.
Oxygenators are lush and feathery. These wonderful flowers pump oxygen into the water during daylight hours. Plus, Oxygenators compete with algae for necessary nutrients in the water helping keep the algae under control. These plants provide the perfect environment for small fish. Since these plants grow entirely under the surface, they release necessary oxygen into the water.