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Wolffia arrhiza

Rootless duckweed

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Features

  • Height0.01m
  • Spread0.01m
  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Flower ColourGreenish
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Wolffia arrhiza (Rootless duckweed). This species is a semi-evergreen perennial producing tiny green flowers all year round. The small leaves are rounded 1mm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous or Aquatic

Other common names

Duckweed

Origin

Europe to Asia. N. America

Interest and use

Grown for their curiosity value as the smallest known flowering plant.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will vary in hardiness depending on the species, they are easily grown in any still water with sun or partial-shade. You can propagate by division.

Propagation

Redistribution of plantlets as required.

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