1L European Waterclover Marsilea Quadrifolia

Code: PL0910
1L European Waterclover Marsilea Quadrifolia
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1L European Waterclover Marsilea Quadrifolia
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.

Below is a comparison of pot sizes. From left to right: 9cm Pot, 1L Pot, 3L Pot

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.7/5 (3 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"A lovely plant with bright green foliage. Looks great at the edge of the pond."

Reviewed Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Happy with every thing we have bought of you .we will definaty buy from you again"

Reviewed Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Rating: 4/5

"maybe excellent but early in the season to score that as only just coming to growth."

Reviewed Friday, 13 March 2015

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