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Fairy Moss - Azolla Caroliniana

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A small, usually floating fern, in places growing in the mud. Green to red in color, depending on sunlight exposure. It forms dense mats on the surface of the water. A good source of supplemental food for Koi and Goldfish. Looks especially good when allowed to grow on a ledge in a waterfall or stream. Very nice in terraria. One portion is approximately the volume of a 1/2 cup measure.
This is a member of a special group of ferns, the Salviniaceae, which includes one other genus, Salvinia. Azolla comprises 6 species, the most common two are A. caroliniana and A. filliculoides. We make no attempt to separate the two because the differences are nearly imperceptible. Azolla makes a great cover for water or mud.
It is great food for Koi and Goldfish. The fish will eat whatever is out over open water but generally leave patches of it in harder to reach areas. These make a good source for more for the fish to eat as they break loose and float free. It is also possible to grow it over algal mats in drip zones in waterfalls. Tolerates considerable cold. Turns green in full sun and then red in the spring and fall.
    Color: Green to red  (In the summer with sun and heat Azolla is a bright fluffy green. In the spring and fall, Azolla is a reddish/brown and the leaves are more densely packed). 
    Sun Light: Full sun to partial
    Zone: Hardy to Zone 8
    Flowers: Summer
    Spacing: No Minimum
    Spread: Trailing / Spreading
    Growth: Moderate to Fast
    Fertilizer: Absorbed From Water
    Depth: Floating
    Height: 0.1 inch tall
    Scientific name: Eichhornia crassipes


    Shipping Expectations: Minimum order quantity = 3. We've found the best success in shipping these when we send them earlier in the week to avoid lengthier shipping times caused by carriers weekend breaks. Orders placed Wed-Friday are likely to be shipped the following Monday.

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    Deniece S.
    United States United States
    Fairy moss

    I received a very healthy amount and my Koi love it. It really helped with the algae in my pond

    Liem D.
    United States United States
    Fariry Moss

    they were small for this time of year. Ben said to wait for 2 weeks to see the result because I complain that they seem less than last year when I purchase them in July. They decided to send me a second batch after a week... I will give them 5 stars for service , but will recommend waiting till June or so for buying these.

    Donna C.
    United States United States
    Awesome plants!

    My Fairy moss along with several other plants arrived healthy and in perfect condition this is a great company I will be ordering more plants in the future for sure!

    Diane R.
    United States United States
    Great Customer Service

    I ordered 3 bunches of azolla fern which had gotten lost in the postal system. I contacted customer service and they immediately shipped me out another order which i received today. Happy with my plants.

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