Water Chestnut - Plant Expand

Chinese Water Chestnut


Water Chestnut is an aquatic rush-like plant which grows in full sun and thrives in soil covered with 10 – 30 cm of water. Erect, narrow, tube-shaped leaves shoot from an edible corm.

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The plant reproduces suckering plants from the corm and can also be propagated from seed. The small round reddish-brown corms have a sweet crispy white flesh and are harvested at the end of the growing season after the leaves have died back.

SizeSmall shrub (to 1m)
Growth RateFast
Sun ExposureFull sun
Life CyclePerennial
Frost ResistanceLow
Wind ToleranceHigh
Dry ToleranceLow
Flower ColourYellow
Scented FlowersNo
Aromatic FoliageNo
Harvest SeasonWinter