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Salvinia auriculata

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Salvinia auriculata is a cosmopolitan 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.

Type

Floating plant

Origin

Cosmopolitan

Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.

Growth rate

High

Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.

Height

3 - 5+

Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.

Light demand

Low

The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.

CO2

Low

A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.