Marsilea crenata 1-2-GROW! - Dwarf clover fern with light demand
This small species of clover fern, native to Asia, is often found around rice paddies in its native habitat, where it is found mainly in shallow water.
The leaves of theMarsilea crenata are in comparison to the relatedMarsilea millet rather small and do not become wider than 0.5 cm, if at all.
This dwarf clover fern enjoys as well asMarsilea millet is very popular in aquascaping and natural aquaristics and is particularly popular due to its rather low demands.
Marsilea crenata is a robust aquatic plant that gets along with little light and also high temperatures. Not least for this reason, dense carpets of this ground cover are often found in shrimp tanks. Those who do not use strong lighting can still create a dense carpet in their aquarium with this clover fern species.
A combination ofMarsilea crenata in the foreground andMarsilea millet densely behind it enhances the depth effect in the aquarium and at the same time creates a gentle yet distinct transition, which also has a very harmonious effect.
As well asmillet spreadscrenata by runners that anchor themselves in the substrate accordingly and thus have an unusual hold after a short time. When planting, it is recommended to plant small groups or portions at a distance of about 3-5 cm. Overall growsMarsilea crenatato a comfortable height for the foreground of about 1-3 cm.
- Origin: Asia
- Type: Ground cover
- Growth: slow
- Height: 1 cm - 3 cm
- Light: 0.50 Watt per litre
- CO2: 6-14 mg per litre