Salvinia Minima - Mini Water Velvet (Bare Root)

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This is ranked one of the top floating water plants for a pond! AKA, water spangles, this tropical floating aquatic plant has delicate-looking small oval leaves. This small floating fern that grows slowly in clusters at the edge of the pond like a floating carpet where frogs often sit on, fine soft hairs which give a velvety appearance. Sold by the 1/2 cup.

The leaves of Salvinia minima are small and oval, ranging from 0.4 to 2 centimeters in length. Each rhizome of the fern floats close to the surface and has a joined set of leaves that branch off horizontally. The leaves grow in joined sets of three, with two leaves floating on the surface and one leaf dissected, hanging underneath. This species is rootless but the dissected leaves that hang down act as root-like structures and are longer than the floating leaves. Fine white hairs grow uniformly on the leaf surface and serve to repel water. The hairs grow in groups of four but do not touch at the tips. There are longer brown hairs present on the underside of leaves as well.

Leaves range from bright green to brown in color, often browning with age and in sunlight. As is visible from the photos. Enjoy the different colors!

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