Temperature: 5-26 ° C
Water hardness: very soft – hard
Tree structure: Floats on water
Development speed: Very Fast
Height: 1-2 cm
Width: 1+ cm
Water hyacinth (Azolla Carolinian), also known as the mosquito fern, all floating on the water, this species origin of the Eastern and Southern United States. In the natural environment, we can find water hyacinth covered the pond swamp lake. Due to rapidly developing trends, regular water hyacinth should be used in aquariums. Trees can be found mostly in large aquatic nursery.
Water hyacinth is the plant without requiring much except medium light to grow. Water hyacinth also take up quite well in the wild, the spores easily survive in cold weather and freezing temperatures. Another interesting detail is the symbiotic relationship of water hyacinth and Anabaena (found in the small teeth at the leaf surface. Anabaena is a green algae capable of taking nitrogen from the air and transform it to be ready for host plant use. for this reason, water hyacinth is used in rice fields as a nitrogen-rich fertilizer for them.
Prune and propagate very simple water hyacinth. To prune, just scoop up the unwanted plants and remove safely. Water hyacinth tend to abuse, should it not be allowed to put in the local waters. Water hyacinth has the potential to become a threat to the tropical wetlands, as they develop and covered ponds shielding light loss of other aquatic plants that live in water. Breeding them in no effort, just let it grow ferns spread over the water.
Depending on light conditions that trees can have red or dark red. Both are beautiful and adorned lake surface. They are great to attract nutrients and shelter for young fish.