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Fairy Moss - Azolla Caroliniana

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Sale price $3.98 Regular price $5.98

*Shipping Expectations: Minimum order quantity = 3 (1 1/2 cups)
**Plant orders ship Mon, Tues and Wed of each week. Please allow extra delivery time if the order is placed Wed-Sun.
***Plants Ship USPS Priority 1-3 Days, regardless of shipping method selected at Checkout.

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. 
    Color: Green to red  (In the spring & summer with moderate sun and heat, the Azolla is bright fluffy green. In the late summer & fall with intense sun and heat, it turns more of a reddish/brown and the leaves are more densely packed). 
    Sun Light: Full sun to partial
    Zone: Hardy in Zones 7-10
    Flowers: Summer
    Spacing: No Minimum
    Spread: Trailing / Spreading
    Growth: Moderate to Fast
    Fertilizer: Absorbed From Water
    Depth: Floating
    Height: 0.1 inch tall

    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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    Great value

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    United States United States

    I was a little concerned by all the plastic packaging, but it seems like the azolla survived the experience intact. Still a little confused about the shipping options, but overall the tracking and follow up emails made it feel like the play it koi team cares about it’s customers

    Jessica K.
    United States United States
    Excellent experience

    I'd ordered azolla from another company before and it arrived broken into little pieces. When I ordered azolla from Play It Koi, it arrived in beautiful condition, ready to go into the pond. I would not hesitate to order from them again.

    United States United States

    The plants are all doing well. Funny, the fairy moss. One of the ponds I put some in, was eaten by something. There are no fish in that pond, just frogs. But I put some in 2 more ponds and so far nothing has eaten those. This is what I love about the ponds, you just never know what will move in... I will reorder next spring. Now that I know you have very nice products. Susan

    United States United States
    Fairy Moss

    1st time ordering and placing fairy moss... the representatives were very informative and helpful. They were also amazing at communicating and shipping was quick... thank you so much, you have won my trust and will be happy to recommend you giys to everyone I know!!! Stay safe & Be well.-Angel S.

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