Salvinia cucullata is an appealing and attractive floating plant that will grow quickly if given plenty of good light and nutrition. It will naturally multiply and spread on the top of the water.
Salvinia cucullata is a less common floating plant than Salvinia natans with small nickel sized leaves filled with pouches of air. This small floating plant can grow and cover the entire top of the tank and block out excessive light . Its perfect for low tech aquariums and can act as a good shading plant to prevent algae growth.
Salvinia cullata is also suitable for ponds.