Azolla filiculoides (previously caroliniana)

Azolla-caroliniana-03

Description

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Commonly known as Water Velvet or Mosquito Fern, this species of aquarium plant comes from North America, where it is found covering the surface of swamps, lakes and small ponds. Has a very fast growth rate even in moderate lighting conditions. It is also used as animal feed and as a nitrogen fertiliser in rice paddies.

Basic Info

Type: Floating
Common Name: Water Velvet
Origin: North America
Difficulty: Easy
Growth Rate: Medium
Maximum Height: 5cm+ (2in+)
Aquarium Area: Floating
Temperature:
Light: Low
CO2 Demand: Low

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