Amazon Frogbit is a hardy aquatic free floating plant which resembles a miniature water lily. The leaves range from 2-8cm depending on the time of year and have a lovely green glossy colour to them. The leaves float on the surface and grow from the middle and and the roots flow freely in the water. Roots are ideal for surface dwellers such as gouramies and fry as it provides them with some protection and shelter.
It may produce a white flower with a yellow bud with adequate light and good fertilisation. Plants send out daughter plant runners multiplying at great speed. This plant will need maintaining if you have other aquatic plants below it as it may block out light to them. It is ideal in open-top aquariums or tanks with good ventilation otherwise the leaves may dry up under the lights.
This plant is not keen on being splashed with water so avoid placing them from a swift water flow or current.