When I came upon these gorgeous mosaics in a garden pond at Naples Botanical Garden over the weekend, I thought it was an art installation because I’d never seen anything like it.
My jaw dropped when I realized it is an actual plant — made by Mother Nature — and it is stunning!
The official name is “Ludwigia Sediodes,” and when I researched it, I found that it:
- requires garden pond water temperatures of 70 to 75 degrees;
- is native to Brazil and Venezuela;
- can be purchased for planting through aquatic nurseries;
- has a bloom season of June through August;
- is planted in 4″ to 18″ of controlled-pond water;
- has roots that extend to the bottom of the water body; and
- appears to float on the water as rosettes of patterned mosaics.
To repeat — it’s gorgeous!
If you’re anywhere near the Naples Botanical Garden, you’ve just got to see this thing of wonder and beauty!
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