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Product Code: Dwarf Marsilea Fern Live Aquarium Plant (Loose Bunch)
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Dwarf Marsilea Fern Live Aquarium Plant

Dwarf Marsilea Fern Live Aquarium Plant (Loose Bunch)

The Dwarf Marsilea Fern (Marsilea hirsuta) is an elegant and versatile live aquarium plant, perfect for aquascaping enthusiasts looking to create lush, green landscapes in their tanks. Known for its attractive clover-like leaves, this plant can adapt to various conditions and provides excellent ground cover, making it a favorite among hobbyists.


  • Scientific Name: Marsilea hirsuta
  • Common Name: Dwarf Marsilea Fern
  • Plant Type: Aquatic Fern
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height: 2-10 cm (0.8-4 inches)
  • Light Requirement: Low to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Optional but enhances growth
  • Water Temperature: 20-28°C (68-82°F)
  • pH Range: 5.0-7.5
  • Hardness: Soft to Moderately Hard
  • Origin: Australia


  • Versatile Growth: Can grow submerged or emersed, adapting well to various aquarium conditions.
  • Ground Cover: Creates a dense carpet effect when grown under optimal conditions.
  • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care, making it suitable for beginners and experienced aquarists alike.
  • Improves Water Quality: Helps in absorbing excess nutrients, reducing algae growth.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds a natural, green touch to your aquarium with its unique clover-like leaves.

Care Instructions:

  1. Planting:

    • Separate the plant into small portions and plant them individually in the substrate for better spread.
    • Ensure the substrate is nutrient-rich to promote healthy growth.
  2. Lighting:

    • Provide moderate to high lighting for optimal growth and to encourage the formation of a dense carpet.
    • Low lighting can be used, but growth will be slower and less dense.
  3. CO2 and Fertilization:

    • CO2 supplementation is optional but recommended for faster growth and a more vibrant appearance.
    • Regular dosing with liquid fertilizers or root tabs can enhance growth and maintain vibrant green leaves.
  4. Water Parameters:

    • Maintain water temperature between 20-28°C (68-82°F).
    • Keep pH levels between 5.0 and 7.5 for optimal growth.
    • Ensure water hardness is within the soft to moderately hard range.
  5. Maintenance:

    • Trim the plant regularly to prevent overgrowth and to encourage horizontal spreading.
    • Remove any dead or decaying leaves to maintain water quality and prevent algae growth.
  6. Propagation:

    • Propagate by splitting the runners and replanting them in the substrate.
    • Ensure the new plants have sufficient space to spread and form new clumps.

Additional Information:

  • Suitable for all types of freshwater aquariums, including community tanks and aquascapes.
  • Can be used as foreground or midground plants depending on the desired effect.

Dwarf Marsilea Fern Live Aquarium Plant pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions.Dwarf Marsilea Fern Live Aquarium Plant are grown in our farms in Immersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Dwarf Marsilea Fern Live Aquarium Plant Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When Dwarf Marsilea Fern Live Aquarium Plant are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures. You will get a packet is fully sealed without oxygen and it is safe to travel long distances for 5-7 days. Buying Dwarf Marsilea Fern Live Aquarium Plant online from aquastore is totally safe, we are delivering you with 100% satisfaction.

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