Marsilea hirsuta is a carpet-plant from Australia.
A fascinating plant, usually delivered with leaves like a four-leaf clover.
After a transitional period it develops different types of leaves, possibly a low form with single leaves like a large Glossostigma, or alternatively develop two, three or four-lobed leaves varying in height (from 2-10 cm), depending on the growth conditions.
Whichever form the plant adopts, it forms runners and spreads rapidly round the aquarium.
|Origin:||Australia||Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.|
|Growth rate:||Medium||Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.|
|Height:||5 - 20+||Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.|
|Light demand:||Low||The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.|
|CO2 :||Low||A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.|