Swell UK Trapa natans

A standout in any water garden with its delicate, feather-like leaves

At a glance...
  • Floating Trapa natans pond plant
  • Looks fantastic in the summer months and early autumn
  • Suitable for full sun to partial shade
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What is Swell UK Trapa natans?

Swell UK Trapa natans is a standout in any water garden with its delicate, feather-like leaves and tasty, edible nuts. Not only does Water chestnut add a touch of greenery to your pond, but it also helps maintain clean water by absorbing excess nutrients and providing a habitat for your fish. And, if you're looking to try your hand at harvesting and cooking with water chestnuts, they make a delicious addition to soups, stir-fries, and salads. So, whether you're starting a new pond or looking to add some greenery and culinary excitement, Water Chestnut is a must-have.

Key features:

  • Maintains clean water by absorbing excess nutrients
  • Provides a habitat for your fish
  • Helps prevent algae
  • Produces edible nuts

How do I care for Water chestnut?

Leaf cover from the plant shades the surface of your pond which helps prevent the growth of algae. Trapas reproduce by forming nuts which sink to the bottom in the autumn. These nuts are called Water Chestnuts and are used in Chinese dishes. Allow the plant to die back naturally. In warm summers they will produce nuts that will survive at the bottom of the pond to produce new plants the following season. The plant is suitable for full sun to partial shade.

Please note: Due to the seasonal nature of pond plants, we reserve the right to swap the plants in your order with a similar species.



Flowers Aug & Sep
Height min 15cm
Height max 30cm
Colour White
Native? No
Growth rate Medium
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