Common Name: Water Fern
Family Name: Salviniaceae
Origin: Western United States
Light: Medium to High
Co2: Low to Medium
Propagation: From spores of existing plant, sprinkled in water. Plants in a body of water then self-propagate by division.
Growth Rate: Fast
The Azolla Filiculoides, or Water Fern, originated in the Western United States, but has long since spread and is commonly found from Canada to Argentina, in Europe, and even in New Zealand. It is a tiny and hardy fern, found on the surface of stagnant and slow-moving bodies of water such as lakes, ponds, and swamps.
The water fern grows extremely quickly over the water’s surface, and is formed of clusters of tiny, two-lobed leaves growing from densely-clad stems, with the individual leaves between .4” and .79” in diameter. They are mostly green but tinged pink, orange, or red at the edges. The plant branches freely, and breaks into smaller sections as it grows.
This plant is not tolerant of cold temperatures, and needs at least a medium light level to grow fully. It is an uncommon choice as an aquarium plant, being more popularly used in outdoor ponds, but is aesthetically interesting and usable in many aquariums.
Because we love our plants so much and don't want to let them go, we only ship on Monday. Just kidding!
For the safety of these magical plants, we only ship Monday through Wednesday, and Friday. Orders placed after 1pm Pacific Time will be shipped the following day.
Rimless aquariums and other hard goods will be shipped Monday through Friday via UPS Ground or freight. When purchasing plants/livestock with any hard goods, they will sometimes be shipped separately; but don't worry, we'll be sure to keep you updated with your purchase!
Please make sure your shipping address is correct as we will not be held responsible for DOA due to an undeliverable addresses.
Hard goods can be returned up to 30 days after purchase for a full refund as long as the product is unused and new in box. We offer store credit for items that have been opened and used. Customer will have to pay for return shipping freight.
We are unable to accept returns for perishable items such as plants or livestock. However, feel free to reach out to us if you are unsatisfied in any way! We do provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
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