Salvinia auriculata in cup
- Rarely available
- Attractive floater from tropical Asia
- Under optimal conditions hood-like leaf shape
The “Asian watermoss” is also known as Salvinis cucullata is a very attractive floating fern species from tropical Asia where it occurs in sunny, still waters. Asian water moss is rarely available in trade and also not very well known among aquarium hobbyists.
Optimal growth conditions provided – plenty of light, rather high temperatures and nutrient-rich water – this Salvinia develops an interesting look with hood-like, rolled up leaves. It is scientifically named after that structure (from latin cucullus, cone or hood). With its side branches, the plant develops a dense floating mat with a comb-like look.