Marsilea hirsuta


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Marsilea hirsuta is a carpet-plant from Australia. A fascinating plant, usually delivered with leaves like a four-leaf clover. After a transitional period it develops different types of leaves, possibly a low form with single leaves like a large Glossostigma, or alternatively develop two, three or four-lobed leaves varying in height (from 2-10 cm), depending on the growth conditions. Whichever form the plant adopts, it forms runners and spreads rapidly round the aquarium.

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Type: Carpeting
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Origin: Australia
Difficulty: Easy
Growth Rate: Medium
Maximum Height: 15 - 20+
Aquarium Area: Foreground
Temperature: 25 - 27
Light: Low
CO2 Demand: Low

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