This plant needs plenty of light, and prefers slightly acidic water. Hottonia palustris
is most beautiful when planted in a compact group. It will soon bush out, but can be pruned easily if it grows too big, after which it quickly forms new side shoots. H. palustris
is easy to propagate using side shoots or cuttings, which should be cut off and planted in the bottom. It is also suitable for garden ponds, and is used in natural medicine.