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Marsilea mutica - Floating Four-Leaf Clover

Regular price £4.95

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  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 5 - 15 cm (2 - 6 inches)
  • Flower: None
  • Supplied bare root

This extremely rare pond plant produces attractive glossy leaves which float on the water's surface like those of a small waterlily. These leaves reach up to 1½ inches across and have delicate two-tone markings, which are particularly striking on mature leaves. Although it looks just like a four-leaf clover, Marsilea mutica is actually an aquatic fern. It thrives in warm shallow water and spreads slowly, making it suitable for small ponds and especially tub gardens. Contrary to popular belief, the plant is fully hardy: Marsilea mutica has been grown here at the nursery for over 20 years with no protection whatsoever from frost or snow and always survives.

We recommend starting your Marsilea mutica off in a pot of 1 litre capacity. Read more on how to pot and care for your plant.