Oxygenating Pond Plants: Top Picks for Small & Large Ponds



Whether you’re sprucing up your koi pond or maintaining the summer’s favorite swimming hole, oxygenating pond plants can improve your water’s overall health and appearance.

Read on to find out how. Plus, check out a few recommendations for which oxygenating plants are best for your pond.

What Are Oxygenating Pond Plants?

Oxygenating pond plants are plants that grow partially or entirely underwater. During photosynthesis, these plants release oxygen into the water. 

Benefits of Oxygenating Pond Plants

Fish require dissolved oxygen to survive. In fact, ponds need to maintain an oxygen level of 6 parts per million (ppm) to support most aquatic life. Most species of fish will die at oxygen levels below 3ppm.

How to Plant Oxygenating Plants in a Pond

- Step 1: Select a Location - Step 2: Gather Materials - Step 3: Stabilize and Position the Plant

Best Oxygenating Plants for Large  Ponds

- Eelgrass (Vallisneria) - Fanwort (Cabomba) - Water Wisteria (Hygrophila Difformis)

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