European Waterclover Marsilea Quadrifolia - 1L Pot
Marsilea Quadrifolia is an aquatic submerged perennial plant which belongs to the fern family and is adaptable to shallow or deep water. It features dense mid-green foliage with upright stems topped with four leaved clovers. The upper leaves emerge above water level, whilst the stems float on the water, creating a wonderful display and a good habitat for pond life.
- Foliage Colour: mid-green
- Current Size: 1L Pot
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 15cm
- Max. Spread: 50cm
- Planting Time: spring
- Uses: zone 2, 3 & 4 of a pond, bog gardens, ground cover, marshes, ditches, water features, streams, waterfalls
- Habit: clump-forming
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: fast
- Suitable for small, medium and large ponds
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial sun, dappled shade, full shade
- Moisture: shallow water, damp soil
- Soil requirements: clay, loamy, sandy, acidic, alkaline, neutral
Plant in a medium sized pot with up to 45cm of water above the planting basket. Plant spacing: 30-50cm. Aquatic and marginal plants should be placed in pond plant baskets filled with aquatic soil (sold separately) and topped with a thin layer of gravel to help prevent the soil from washing away. Ideal planting container: 11cm mesh basket per plant. This plant is suitable for zones 2, 3 & 4 of a pond.
Caring and Maintenance
This is a very low maintenance aquatic plant. Marsilea Quadrifolia can be propagated by division in spring or grown from collected spores.
Oxygenating plants grow from the bottom of ponds or water features. Their submerged leaves give off bubbles of oxygen, improving the water quality for fish and other pond life and maintaining the ecology balance of the the pond. These plants also absorb mineral salts from the water and reduce algae growth.