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The water buttercup can not only thrive in swampy soil, but also directly in the water. But is a pond suitable for him? What should you watch out for if you want to put it in a pond?

Water buttercup is a beautiful pond plant for larger ponds

Small ponds - unsuitable

Basically, small ponds such as artificial garden ponds in a plastic bowl are not suitable for the faucet. This aquatic plant spreads in a short time. It can literally grow. Therefore, they should only be planted in larger ponds.

The crowfoot cleans the pond naturally

One quickly winning advantage of the faucet for gardeners is that it naturally purifies the water. The plant counteracts the formation of algae. It draws excess nutrients from the water, invests them in its growth and thus prevents the formation of algae.

Furthermore, the plant has an oxygen-forming effect in the water. But the water crowfoot can only take on its tasks where it feels comfortable. It needs clean and low-lime water to be able to grow.

Beautiful to look at all year round

But there are other advantages that speak in favor of choosing the water buttercup as a pond plant:

  • vigorous
  • pretty rounded leaves
  • is evergreen
  • grows 5 cm above the water surface
  • masses of bright white flowers
  • long flowering period from May to August
  • protective function for fish (leaves and shoots protect against being eaten by herons, etc.)

Which water depth and which position are decisive?

The water buttercup only grows in shallow ponds. The water depth should not exceed 60 cm! A water depth between 20 and 50 cm is perfect. The location is also crucial. It should be sunny to semi-shady.

Drop into the pond with a plant basket

You can simply let the crowfoot into the pond with the help of a plant basket. Put the plant in there and add a few stones to weigh it down. The plant basket (€11.99) falls to the ground and the plant can take root. Alternatively, you can add a different ballast to the crowfoot.


If this pond plant gets out of hand, you can simply shorten it radically. Normally, it quickly forms offshoots with which it can survive well.

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