Salvinia natans ( Salvinia )

(Plant width:indefinite) (Plant height:indefinite) Floating fern with light green, elliptic leaves with shiny brown hairs underneath. One submerged leaf actually functions as a root. Considered a weed in some areas.



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Characteristics

Cultivar: n/a  
Family: Salviniaceae  
Size: Height: 0 ft. to 0 ft.
Width: 0 ft. to 0 ft.  
Plant Category: aquatic plants, ferns and moss,  
Plant Characteristics:  
Foliage Characteristics: small leaves,  
Flower Characteristics:  
Flower Color:  
Tolerances: deer,  


Requirements


Bloomtime Range: not applicable  
USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 to 11  
AHS Heat Zone: Not defined for this plant  
Light Range: Full Sun to Full Sun  
pH Range: 5.5 to 6.5  
Soil Range: Sand to Sandy Loam  
Water Range: Wet to Wet  


Plant Care

Fertilizing

Light

Conditions : Full Sun

Full Sun is defined as exposure to more than 6 hours of continuous, direct sun per day.

Watering

Conditions : Wet

Wet is defined as year-round standing water, such as a concave area of the ground or pond.

Planting

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