How to grow Marsilea drummondii

Marsilea drummondii growing leaf plant fern of the genus Marsilea also known as Nardoo, Marsilea drummondii perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, desert, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-12.

Marsilea drummondii leaves

Leaves color green in obcordate (heart shape) the leaves grow in group of the 3 heat shape connected in the base of the heart and create radial shape the leaves hairy.

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How to grow Marsilea drummondii growing and care:

Wet soil or aquatic environment, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Hard to start with spore (easier plant)

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leave or no needs

Size of the plant:
30-90cm, 1-3 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Scientific name:

Marsilea drummondii

How to grow Marsilea drummondii

Marsilea drummondii

Marsilea drummondii plant

Marsilea drummondii plant care


  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Fern
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Water plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9