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Marsilea hirsuta

Rough waterclover

Marsilea hirsuta

Rough waterclover

  • Robust ground covering plant
  • Submersed leaves are roundish, on a stalk
  • Aerial leaves look like four-leaved clover
  • New leafes with brown color
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Description

Marsilea hirsuta is a fascinating plant. It is often shipped with leaves that look like four-leaved clover. After an acclimation time its leaves change, though. Depending on the environment, it can assume a low growth habit with simple leaves looking like a large Glossostigma, however, it can also sprout leaves of different height divided into two, three or four parts, all depending on the conditions it grows in. No matter which form the leaves take, the plant will spread fast in your tank by runners.

New leafes of Marsilea have brown color. Those leafes are not rotten or dead.

The water clover Marsilea hirsuta is widely spread in Australia. It is mostly found in marshes and floodplains.
In trade, you often see the names M. crenata, M. hirsuta, M. exarata, M. drummondii and M. quadrifolia, however, it is not sure whether the respective plant was identified correctly. Most species of the genus Marsilea can only safely be identified in their emersed form by means of their sporocarps (spore-containing fruit).
Please see Marsilea spp.

Common names Hansen's Nardoo
Synonyms Marsilea azorica Launert & Paiva
Complete botanical name Marsílea hirsúta R. Br.
Family Marsileaceae
Genus Marsilea
Usage Foreground, ground cover
Aquascaping forms a small-leaved carpet
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Runners, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Common names
Hansen's Nardoo
Synonyms
Marsilea azorica Launert & Paiva
Complete botanical name
Marsílea hirsúta R. Br.
Family
Marsileaceae
Genus
Marsilea
Usage
Foreground, ground cover
Aquascaping
forms a small-leaved carpet
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Runners, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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General information

Item no.
135.0043.00
EAN 5703249010070
Weight 0,10 kg
Shipping weight 0,10 kg

Customer reviews

This item has been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Perran T.
Easy and interesting-looking
19th September 2015
Marsilea hirsuta - in Vitro XL
Marsilea hirsuta - in Vitro XL

Plant it in small clumps. It doesn't need lots of light or maintenance The different types of leaves look interesting.

Giuseppe C.
Emersed grown?
7th November 2019
Marsilea hirsuta - in Vitro XL
Marsilea hirsuta - in Vitro XL

Most of the leaves were brown, and Aquasabi says new leaves should be brown, but all the new leaves I have grown under water are green. (read more)

Mehmet B.
Leider nicht überzeugend
25th October 2014
Marsilea hirsuta - 1-2-GROW!
Marsilea hirsuta - 1-2-GROW!

Als die Invitro Pflanze bei mir ankam sah sie nicht mehr so schön aus. Viele abgestorbene braune Blätter, teilweise schwarze Wurzeln und was mir am besten gefiel ist dass das... (read more)

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