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Coontail Plant - 100 Plugs

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Coontail Plant

This plant, also known as the cock's tail, is a plant of the family Araceae. The name comes from the finely divided leaves, resembling a rooster's tail feathers. It is native to South America and Central America but is commonly found in wet areas throughout North America and Europe. This plant can grow in shallow water up to three feet deep. In the wild, it grows in slow-moving streams and ditches with thick mud or clay bottoms.

The plant's scientific name is Ceratophyllum demersum. Coontail has a creeping rhizome that produces erect stems up to 8 inches tall. Its leaves are long and narrow, with pointed tips; they float on the water surface or lie flat on the bottom. Coontail flowers have three white petals with brown veining, giving them a fan-like appearance. These flowers usually appear at the base of each stem, but occasionally 1 or 2 may be found near the top.

Coontail reproduces by seed and vegetatively by spreading rhizomes from one plant to another or from one pond to another through mud or soil particles carried by birds or animals.

Other Common Names For Ceratophyllum demersum

Suppose you're new to gardening, and you hear others calling it:

  • Hornwort
  • Rigid hornwort
  • Coon's tail

Coontail Plant Is Easy To Love

Coontail is a perennial water plant that grows in shallow water. It has flower spikes with clusters of tiny flowers and long, thin leaves. Coontail plants are easy to grow and care for. They tolerate a wide range of light conditions but prefer full sun. They grow in any soil as long as it's kept moist, but they do best in rich soil with lots of organic matter.

To keep the plant healthy, provide it with plenty of fertilizer and clean water. In addition, please do not allow the water to become stagnant or allow it to freeze during the winter months.

Coontail PlantLovely Appearance

Coontail plants have large, dark green leaves that grow from a central stem. The leaves have spines along the edges and sometimes on their backs. The spines are usually dark brown or black, but they may be lighter shades of green depending on the type of coontail you have growing in your garden.