Stratiotes aloides (Water Soldier, Water Pineapple)


Stratiotes aloides, Water Soldier or Water Pineapple, is a floating plant known for its emerging tuft that resembles a pineapple.

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Additional information

Main characteristics

Stratiotes aloides is a floating plant consisting of a rosette of erect emerged leaves. In summer, it occasionally produces white flowers

Cultivation notes

Plant suitable for fresh climates. Not suitable for southern Italian regions or other places with particularly high temperatures


The plant reproduces through stolons that form in the centre of the leaf rosette. In autumn, the entire plant sinks into the water to the bottom, then it resurfaces in spring

Planting depth

It is meant to float on water. Like all floating plants, it needs nutrient-rich water to vegetate


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

PH tolerated

Acidic, neutral or basic (alkaline): 6 to 8

Frost Resistance

Yes, it withstands very cold temperatures


Native plant of Europe

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