Trapa natans (Water Chestnut)


Trapa natans, or Water Chestnut, is a floating plant known for its seed it produces in autumn.

For sale from May to September.

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Additional information

Main characteristics

Trapa natans is a floating plant, but still anchored to the bottom by long roots


On the surface, Trapa natans has rosette-shaped leaves with red petioles that are slightly swollen to allow the plant to float


In midsummer, it produces small white flowers from which a hard, spiny seed (the water chestnut) develops


In winter, the plant dies but deposits the seed at the bottom, which will sprout in spring, giving rise to the new vegetative cycle


Its seed can be eaten cooked or dried and ground into flour. The flavour is similar to that of chestnuts

Planting depth

It is meant to float in water, but there must be a muddy layer at the bottom to allow the seeds to germinate in spring. Tolerates up to 2 metres depth and more


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

PH tolerated

Acidic, neutral or basic (alkaline): 6.5 to 8

Frost Resistance

Yes, it withstands very cold temperatures


Native plant of Europe

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