If you’re pond plants or to put next to the pool there are a variety of species they are ideal due to the humid conditions they need to live.
One of them is the Bulrushwhose scientific name is Typha latifolia but it is known by other names as well, such as Totora, Enea, Anea, Bayunco, Passion Junco or Water Mace.
Undoubtedly, it is a recommended option to have at home although it is necessary to have a large space as the plant extends easily. Otherwise, you will have to be very aware of periodic pruning to keep it in place.
Aquatic and ornamental plant
This aquatic plant belongs to the family of Typhaceae and is ideal for locating in pond and pool edges due to its ornamental appearance. It reaches a height of 2,5 meters so it is very showy and blooms in summer, when the spike-shaped flowers appear between the stems. A curiosity is that the top flower is male and after releasing the pollen it dries while the bottom one is the female flower.
The Cattail grows in lagoons, swamps and estuaries although it is also common to find it next to the roads, in humid areas.
Caring for the Bulrush
One of the most important aspects of this species is that it is a invasive plant so its growth will have to be controlled to prevent it from contaminating all areas. The Cattail is a fast growing plant and that is why it is necessary to place it next to generously sized water mirrors to prevent them from occupying the entire place or leaving no space for coexistence with other aquatic plants.
The plant needs to live on a surface with a depth of at least 40 cm since the rhizomes must always be submerged. As for temperatures, it adapts to a wide range and that is why it is one of the most resistant aquatic plants while having few demands.
Multiplication should occur in late summer and after the flowers fade. It is carried out from the division of the rhizomes although it is also possible to cultivate it by seeds.