Myriophyllum spicatum (Spiked Water-Milfoil)


Myriophyllum spicatum, Spiked Water-Milfoil or Eurasian Water-Milfoil, is a submerged oxygenating plant useful for counteracting algae in the pond

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Additional information

Main characteristics

Myriophyllum spicatum is a fast-growing submerged oxygenating plant of a brown/reddish colour. It anchors itself well to the bottom through roots and develops into dense groups of plants


It is the most resistant submerged plant and the one that tolerates the greatest depths. It also tolerates slightly brackish waters


In summer, it grows small reddish inflorescences on the surface of the water

Plant uses

Myriophyllum spicatum helps oxygenate the pond water and absorbs dissolved organic substances in the water, thus it helps to combat algae


The root is edible raw or cooked and has a sweet, crunchy taste. In alternative medicine, this plant is considered emollient and febrifuge

Planting depth

To be placed in the deepest central area of the pond, from -50 to -150 cm of depth

Soil to use

Common field soil, with pebbles or stones on top, to keep the plant anchored at the bottom


Full direct sun for at least 6 hours in the middle hours of the day

PH tolerated

Acidic, neutral or basic (alkaline): 6 to 9

Frost Resistance

Yes, it withstands very cold temperatures


Native plant of the Euro-Asian continent and North Africa

Shipped plant

Bunch with a dozen bare-root stems

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