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Salvinia

Salvinia spp.

Salvinia natans (habitus) 1 by Le.Loup.Gris (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

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Salvinia Overview

Genus with approximately 10 deciduous, floating, perennial water ferns. These tend to be evergreen when grown in tropical climates or in aquariums. Also termed watermoss, this genus has a wide distribution across tropical and subtropical locations in Africa, and Central and South America. In optimal conditions this genus can spread, form mats and choke off water bodies, thus it is considered an invasive weed in certain locations. Foliage is mainly floating, rounded to ovate-shaped, slightly folded, but flatter in younger plants and produced in pairs, with another larger, leaf structure that is slightly folded, usually in or under the water surface and produced closer to stems.

Other uses of Salvinia

Popular for tropical aquariums (aquatic).