Salvinia auriculata


Reading Time: 1

Salvinia auriculata is a cosmopolitic floating fern, 1-3 cm, that grows quickly if there is sufficient nutrition and light. Light leaves are a sign of a shortage of micronutrients. It tends to shade light from the plants at the bottom. Salvinia varieties have small hairs on their leaves, making them water resistant.

Helps prevent algae by shading parts of the aquarium and using nutrients in the water. Grows very big in the wild and in optimum conditions. A decorative plant for open aquariums.

Previously named Salvinia natans.

More info

Basic Info

Type: Floating
Common Name:
Origin: Cosmopolitan
Difficulty: Easy
Growth Rate: High
Maximum Height: 3 - 5+
Aquarium Area: Top
Temperature: 20 - 27
Light: Low
CO2 Demand: Low

Image Gallery