Azolla filiculoides

Azolla filiculoides

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Postage Day every Sunday Morning from 6/3/2022

Attractive aquatic fern who has evolved to float in many of Australia's waterways. The plant with high nutrients can rapidly cover ponds so thick that it looks like a hard surface. With thick covering, the plant prevents mosquitoes from laying eggs or larvae from being able to reach the surface to breathe. This fern's aquatic roots are an ecosystem unto themselves and a great educational use for microscopy on pond life. Ferns observed to provide habitat to beneficial crustaceans like Clam shrimp and ostracods who in turn provide food for native fish. 


Grows well in Aquariums with good lighting, outdoors is able to grow in sunny to partly shaded conditions. Keep nutrients low in water if you don't wish for the plant to cover the surface. Alternatively makes a great fertilizer for the veggie patch and fruit trees if scooped out regularly and placed around them.


Before purchasing please contact us to see which provenance we might have close to you.


Currently plants are propagated to order. Please contact us for more information.

Price listed per handful sized amount.

Protect your local Biodiversity

Do not release any plant into your local environment even if native. Plants from cultivated sources may not be of genetic local provenance and interfere with local population genetics.

Happy to combine postage at a revised rate if additional plants are purchased.

Apologies we cannot Send to WA, TAS or NT due biosecurity.

Please pay by 4pm Saturday before post day Sunday to give us time to package the plants. Payments after 4pm Saturday will likely result in plants being packaged and posted on the following Sunday.

Plants will be express posted on Sundays

Be aware that we cannot claim responsibility for delayed times in postage.

We do our best to package carefully & post on Sundays to minimise delays in transit, we care about our plant life some of which are rare, we want the plants to arrive to you in the best possible condition. But please note some factors are out of control, especially in current times.

Please contact us with any questions.

Happy growing!


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