New this year for Dragonfly Aquatics and will be added to our store.
A floating, rootless aquatic fern that floats just below the water surface producing a pair of floating or emergent leaves that are green in color and oblong in shape. They have a third leaf that is brown in color and dangles underwater sometimes mistaken as a root but helps to stabilize the plant. The plant itself has no roots but tiny white hairs beneath the leaves.
Sensitive Plant (Neptunia aquatica) is exactly like its name, sensitive to the touch and when touched its tiny leaves will contract. Did you know that it resembles a dragonfly's wings? When glancing at the leaflets, you'll notice they are growing on both sides of the petiole, and when touched resemble dragonfly wings.
During the growing season the sensitive plant will grow tiny yellow flowers that are about an inch wide along the stems. You can float this plant and it will grow spreading out over the pond. It can also be rooted in soil at the edge of a pond where it will spread out over the pond and grow to about 5-6 inches tall. It requires sun to part shade and is hardy zones 9-11.