Marsilea Hirsuta - Bulk Pack of 100 Nos
Common Name: Dwarf Marsilea Fern
Plant Use: Forground
Difficulty Level: Medium
Light Demand: Medium
Co2 Demand: Low
Fertilizer Demand: Low
Please Note: Plant we send is Grown in Emmersed Condition and Leaf Structrue is Very Different Compared to Submersed Growth. Refer Picture 1 for Submersed Growth and Picture 2 for Emmersed Growth which you will get.
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Description: Marsilea Hirsuta, commonly known as "Dwarf Clover" or "Four-Leaf Clover," is a small, carpeting fern that adds a touch of charm to freshwater aquariums. Belonging to the Marsileaceae family, this species is native to regions in Asia and Australia. With its clover-like appearance and delicate, fine leaves, Marsilea Hirsuta is a popular choice for aquascaping enthusiasts looking to create lush, low-growing carpets in planted tanks. Its unique appearance and ability to form dense mats make it a versatile and attractive addition to various aquarium layouts.
- Scientific Name: Marsilea Hirsuta
- Family: Marsileaceae
- Origin: Asia, Australia
- Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
- Lighting Requirements: Low to Medium
- CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
- Temperature Range: 64-82°F (18-28°C)
- pH Range: 6.0-7.5
- Propagation: Runners, Division
1. Lighting: Marsilea Hirsuta can thrive in low to medium lighting conditions. However, higher light levels may promote more compact growth and vibrant green coloration.
2. Substrate: While it can grow in a variety of substrates, a nutrient-rich substrate can enhance its growth. Plant it in the foreground, and it will send out runners to create a dense carpet.
3. CO2 and Nutrients: Marsilea Hirsuta is adaptable to low to medium CO2 levels and does not have high nutrient demands. Regular fertilization and a balanced nutrient regime support healthy growth.
4. Pruning: Trimming is generally minimal. However, occasional pruning can help maintain a neat carpet and encourage lateral growth.
5. Water Parameters: Marsilea Hirsuta thrives in a temperature range of 64-82°F (18-28°C) with a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5. It can adapt to various water hardness levels.
6. Placement: Ideal for the foreground in aquariums, Marsilea Hirsuta creates a carpeting effect when planted densely. Its delicate appearance contrasts well with larger aquatic plants.
7. Propagation: Marsilea Hirsuta reproduces through runners that spread across the substrate. New plants form at the end of these runners. It can also be propagated by dividing established clumps.
8. Challenges: Marsilea Hirsuta is considered an easy-to-care-for plant, making it suitable for beginners. It may take some time to establish a dense carpet, but patience is rewarded with a beautiful and unique aquascape.
Marsilea Hirsuta's charming and clover-like appearance makes it a popular choice for aquarists seeking to create lush carpets in their planted tanks. Its adaptability and ease of care make it suitable for various aquarium setups, adding a touch of nature's elegance to the foreground of freshwater landscapes.