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Fairy Moss - Azolla Caroliniana

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Play It Koi - Pond Plants

Sale price $3.98 Regular price $5.98

*Shipping Expectations: Minimum order quantity = 3 (1 1/2 cups)
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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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    07/28/2021
    Ryan
    United States United States
    Fairy moss

    Customer service and follow up great! All plants except fairy moss acclimated and did well. Fairy moss was mostly red or brown upon arrival. We assumed it would take off once in the pond and come back to life. After about a week it has all died off and there is only small amount left. It all has died off

    MO
    07/14/2021
    Matthew O.
    United States United States
    Cool plants

    Good size of plants

    A
    06/21/2021
    Anonymous
    United States United States
    Thanks

    Received order quickly and in good shape. Thanks.

    B
    06/11/2021
    Brenda
    United States United States
    Great Fairy Moss!

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

    LH
    05/31/2021
    lynn h.
    United States United States
    Fairy moss

    Very heathy and my new koi love this stuff

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    4.8 Based on 58 Reviews
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    R
    07/28/2021
    Ryan
    United States United States
    Fairy moss

    Customer service and follow up great! All plants except fairy moss acclimated and did well. Fairy moss was mostly red or brown upon arrival. We assumed it would take off once in the pond and come back to life. After about a week it has all died off and there is only small amount left. It all has died off

    MO
    07/14/2021
    Matthew O.
    United States United States
    Cool plants

    Good size of plants

    A
    06/21/2021
    Anonymous
    United States United States
    Thanks

    Received order quickly and in good shape. Thanks.

    B
    06/11/2021
    Brenda
    United States United States
    Great Fairy Moss!

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

    LH
    05/31/2021
    lynn h.
    United States United States
    Fairy moss

    Very heathy and my new koi love this stuff