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Fairy Moss - Azolla Caroliniana

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*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.
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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.
    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 Fairy Moss!

    I received my shipment fast and plants were healthy, clean, packaged well, & I received a generous portion.

    lynn h.
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    Fairy moss

    Very heathy and my new koi love this stuff

    United States United States
    Pond food

    Turtle loves them. I have very old water lily that our yellow belly turtle was destroying. After research on what other types of plants turtles like, I purchased several types. Turtle is happy, water lily is happy and I am happy.

    David C.
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    Best online variety of plants. Plants arrived in good shape and have done great in our pond. The customer service is top notch. I would not hesitate to recommend Play it Koi and I will definitely be ordering from them again!

    United States United States

    Arrived healthy and well packaged! Would definitely buy from you again