Common Name:Floating Fern, Floating Moss, Water Butterfly Wing, Floating Watermoss
Family Name: Salviniaceae
Light: Low to High
Co2: Not necessary
Propagation: Side shoots
Growth rate: Fast
Salvinia natans is a less common floating plant with small nickel sized leaves filled with pouches of air. Unlike other similar floating plants, Salvinia does not have long roots that drape into the water column. This small floating fern can grow into thick mats that cover the entire top of the tank and block out light from below. Its perfect for low tech aquariums and paludariums and can act as a good shading plant to prevent algae growth.
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!
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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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During winter (under 50°F at your location), please remember to add a heat pack to your order to receive our DOA guarantee. Orders without the purchase of a heat pack will not qualify for DOA replacements, refunds or credits.
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It arrived in great shape and is already spreading out with new leaves. Really beautiful addition to any tank or pond.
The kiddos loved the floating Salvinia and of course wanted to touch it's fuzzy leaves. The secondary reasons for selecting the Salvinia was for a floating plant to cut some of the light and help with some excess water nutrients. Also didn't want something as difficult to remove as duckweed.
Have been super happy with everything I've ordered from Buceplant. Plants arrived healthy even with the cold weather thanks to the warmer pack and prompt delivery.