How to grow Salvinia natans

Salvinia natans growing fern leaf water plant of the genus Salvinia also known as Floating moss , Salvinia natans annual used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 3+.

Salvinia natans leaves

Leaves color green glossy 1-2 cm elliptic with velvet structure the leaf hairy and grow in group of three, pair and one of the leaf function as root.

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Requirements for Salvinia natans growing and care:

Wetland, rich nutrient water

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Spore

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, invasive

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Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Collect the dead part

Size of the plant?
Wide 2-10 cm (1-4 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (with light)

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes (with water)

Scientific name:

Salvinia natans


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