Water mosaic

Scientific Name : Ludwigia sedioides
Family : Ongraceae
Common Name : Water mosaic
True to its common name this is a free-floating aquatic plant with Rangoli-like (Mosaic-like), symmetrical arrangement of leaves. It propagates very fast with runners. This plant can be easily grown in a shallow and wide tub. At the base of the tub put some humus rich garden soil, fill the tub with water and just place a single plant floating on the water surface. The floating plant sends down it roots to soil to get anchored and also get nutrients from the soil. Apart from the beauty of the plant itself, it produces cute yellow flowers.
Propagation : Division
Longevity : Perennial