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The Beauty of Brisbane Water Grass: A Low-Maintenance Australian Native for Your Pond

Brisbane water grass pond plant

If you're looking for a low-maintenance, beautiful, and native Australian plant for your pond, look no further than the Brisbane Water Grass (Lilaeopsis brisbanensis). Sometimes referred to as Brisbane Water Lawn, Lilaeopsis brisbanensis,and brisbane river grasswort.

 This stunning little plant forms a dense, carpet-like layer of bright green, grass-like leaves, adding a touch of lush greenery to your aquatic landscape. It is an excellent choice for shallow ponds as it only grows to about 5mm in height.

Why Choose Brisbane Water Grass?

There are many reasons why Brisbane Water Grassis an excellent choice for ponds:

    • Low Maintenance: This plant requires minimal care once established. It doesn't need feeding or special water conditions, making it ideal for busy pond owners.
    • Fast Growth: Brisbane Water Grass grows quickly, forming a dense mat in no time. This helps to reduce algae growth and provides a haven for small aquatic creatures.
    • Shallow Water Tolerance: This plant thrives in water depths of 2-10 cm, making it perfect for shallow ponds and pond margins.
    • Full Sun to Part Shade: Brisbane Water Grass can tolerate full sun to part shade, making it adaptable to various pond locations.
    • Attracts Wildlife: This plant provides shelter and food for small fish, frogs, and other aquatic creatures, attracting a diverse range of wildlife to your pond.
    • Native Australian Plant: As a native plant, Brisbane Water Grass supports the local ecosystem and is well-adapted to the Australian climate.
    • Grows well as a floating plant: Will grow as a dense mat cover plant when grown with a floating ring in your pond. All our pond plants are sold with these floating rings.

Planting and Care:

Planting Brisbane Water Grass is simple:

Brisbane Water Grass Pond Plant
  • Choose a location in your pond with 2-10 cm of water depth.
  • Divide the plant into small clumps.
  • Plant the clumps directly into the pond substrate, allowing a few inches between each clump.
  • The plant will quickly spread and fill in the space.

Brisbane Water Grass doesn't require any special care. It can be trimmed occasionally to maintain its desired shape and size.

Tips for Success:

    • Ensure your pond has good water quality.
    • Provide at least 4-6 hours of sunlight per day.
    • Don't overstock your pond with fish, as they can disturb the plants.
    • Divide and replant the Brisbane Water Grass every few years to maintain healthy growth.


Brisbane Water Grass is an excellent choice for anyone who wants a beautiful, low-maintenance, and native Australian plant for their pond. This versatile plant adds interest and texture to any pond while providing valuable habitat for wildlife. So, if you're looking for a way to enhance your pond and support the local ecosystem, consider planting Brisbane Water Grass today. 

Shop other Australian Native Pond Plants Hereto compliment this Water Grass.


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