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Azolla filiculoides

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Features

  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Azolla filiculoides. This wild-flowering species is from tropical America. It resembles a feathery duck weed and will turn red in the autumn. It will not produce any flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Aquatic

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Grown for the foliage and to control algae by reducing light beneath water.

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  • Azolla filiculoides | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)

Cultivation

If not kept in check, may be invasive; reduce spread by removing portions with a net.

Propagation

Redistributing clusters of plantlets when they appear.

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