Aquatic Plants for Freshwater Aquariums: Four Leaf Clover
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Four Leaf Clover
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Four Leaf Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)
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· We cannot ship this product to Connecticut.

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Color Form Green
Water Conditions 68-84° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.2-7.5
Max. Size 1'
Origin Farm Raised, USA
Family Marsileaceae
Lighting High
Supplements High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer
Placement Foreground
Propagation Adventitious Plants, Runners, Seeds
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Overview

The Four Leaf Clover, also known as the Clover Fern, originates from inland Australia. It has two pairs of leaflets arranged in a four leaf clover pattern. The Four Leaf Clover can grow in a number of different soil types, ranging from sands to clays. Under the proper conditions, this fern will form a thick carpet with its numerous runners. It is amphibious, and will grow either partially or fully submersed.

The Four Leaf Clover requires high light conditions and water temperatures between 68°-84°F for best growth. It prefers water that has a neutral pH, but can be housed in water with a pH of 6.2-7.5 and still flourish. A nutrient rich substrate will promote growth.

Planting the runners that grow from mature, healthy plants is the best way to propagate the Four Leaf Clover. When the "baby" is approximately half the size of the "parent," cut the roots apart so they may grow separate from one another. They may occasionally produce seeds that can be used to cultivate new plants, and can also produce adventitious shoots to be used for propagation.

Approximate Purchase Size: 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

Todd Keller Clayton , NC
When I bought this plant I gave it a week in my tank, then chopped it down to just above the plug and replanted it. In 2 weeks time it has started to grow flat in all directions, creating a great low carpet of clovers, really nice looking plant.
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