Salvinia natans Floating Plant Portion (Water spangles)

  • Stock: 17 units in stock
  • Dimensions: Portion size is approx 8 x 7cm
  • Model: P2021051
  • Origin: Cosmopolitan
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Salvinia natans is an appealing and attractive floating fern that will grow quickly if given plenty of good light and nutrition. It will naturally multiply and spread on the top of the water.

The leaves are fleshy or spongy to touch and have tiny hairs on them making them water resistant. They are good for preventing algae by shading areas in the aquarium and using up the nutrients in the water.
This is a free floating aquatic plant with long attractive roots that hang and flow below it which is ideal for tanks with fry as the long roots offer protection and shelter.

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.

by Pamela D. on 11/4/2021

Arrived quickly and in excellent condition. Was extremely well packaged. Seems to be flourishing in my tank. Would definitely buy from Aqua Essentials in the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.

by George i. on 3/4/2021

Excellent product thanks team ??????????

by Val W. on 27/3/2021

Plants were in great condition. Will order again soon.

by ROSALEEN S. on 20/3/2021

My mistake - plant arrived safely but I didn't realise it was for an aquarium only - needed some for our wildlife pond but it's not hardy enough. As I say, my mistake. Delivered promptly, no issues.

by Annamaria F. on 12/3/2021

Very happy with these plants. Leaves got nice texture. Gives my fish and shrimp plenty of space to hind in it.

by David A. on 12/3/2021

Product arrived quickly and well packed. Plants are doing amazing. So much so that I've had to split the plants into separate tanks. Provides nice cover for my Betta.

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