Floating Aquatic Plants (types of floating plants)

Canna Indica

is one of the most popular flowering and biomass-producing crops. It is ornamental for gardening surrounds and beds, as well as for potted plants. Recent research has discovered that this plant has therapeutic as well as decorative potential and Is efficient at eliminating total suspended solids, or TSS, and a variety of chemical contaminants and nutrients such as biochemical demand for oxygen (BOD5) total phosphorus (TP), and others. Benefits of using them,

  • Low-maintenance perennial with beautiful blooms that bloom throughout the summer
  • The plant’s enormous root structure and wide leaf surface can help in getting rid of contaminants and minerals from wastewater, which is further employed to rehabilitate ponds and lakes
  • The plant is used as a food supply and has various economic applications. It is often planted for its colourful and decorative blooms as well as its lovely foliage

Water Bamboo

Water bamboo is often employed for constructing a floating garden structure to aid with waste management, particularly in aquatic areas such as water bodies or even constructed dams. This new technique combines the benefits of bamboo alongside the natural filtration properties of aquatic plants. While water bamboo can help with waste management and purifying water, it may not be able to tackle all sorts of impurities or be adequate as a stand-alone waste treatment solution. Benefits of using them,

  • The bamboo consumes vitamins and minerals, organic debris, and pollutants in the water as it develops
  •  It participates in the organic filtering and purification of water, enhancing its purity and minimising contamination
  • The biomass generated during the process of wastewater treatment might be utilised regionally as a furnace fuel, for example, to keep warmth around workplaces or schools
  • A few species of Bamboo also help with ​​Septage Management because of their moisture retention properties

Paper Grass

Paper grass (Cortaderia selloana) is a popular name for a species of ornamental grass commonly referred to as “Eulalia grass” and “Pampas grass.” It is widely utilised for gardening and ornamental uses because of its fluffy feathers and high, elegant look adding colour and texture in contrast to surrounding plants. Benefits of using them,

Pampas grass can be a beautiful and utilitarian plant, especially when planted in clusters of between three and five in the backdrop of a perpetual border

It is an excellent plant for restoring erodible riverbank

It can act as an organic barrier, obstructing undesirable vistas and lowering wind gusts

It is a resilient plant that can endure a variety of soil types and doesn't need trimming or fertilisation regularly


Cyperus is a prolific effortless to maintain houseplant. This plant will be an excellent complement to your pond. All they require is appropriate light and plenty of water. These beautiful stems may be used in floral arrangements. A lovely tiny plant that would look great in a little pond or damp environment. Benefits of using them,

  • Grey water filtration is an excellent addition since the extensive roots of this plant filter and purifies the water
  • Garden ponds are a beautiful element that must be pruned and maintained in control yearly
  • Helps in pond and lake restoration due to its natural filtration properties, preventing soil erosion and improving soil quality
  • A wonderful addition to wetlands since it greens up the region quickly and is visually pleasant


The plant is useful in dryland regeneration to prevent eroding soil and is often maintained as a barrier. In Hindu temples, vetiver grass flowers are used to embellish the statues of Lord Nataraja (Shiva). It is a popular Ganesha worship. Benefits of using them,

  • They are an inexpensive and efficient method of reducing soil erosion and conserving water
  • The plant’s underground component is composed of numerous fine rootlets and once distilled, these roots generate the economically important oil known as vetiver
  • Vetiver essential oil is commonly used to fragrance beauty products, soaps, and perfumes
  • The high evaporation rates of vetiver also help with wastewater transpiration, lowering the amount of liquid waste


Water lilies are beautiful plants that provide several advantages to the environment of a pond,

  • Water lilies are important to aquatic creatures because they help to enhance the amount of oxygen in water bodies
  • Water lilies offer a home for a variety of aquatic creatures and serve a crucial part in preserving the ecosystem’s equilibrium
  • Lily pads are significant sources of nourishment for beavers, some species of insects, and bees, and they are a source of refuge for fishes
  • Water Lilies take surplus nutrients such as nitrogen as well as phosphorus off bodies of water, enhancing the purity of water and mitigating the effects of eutrophication
  • Because of their large root structure, spider lilies can assist in stabilise waterways and decreasing erosion
  • Growing spider lilies alongside riverbanks can help restore and maintain river and nullah habitats

Looking to bring sustainability to your water pond naturally with a floating garden?