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Tropica Spirodela polyrrhiza 1-2-GROW

Tropica Spirodela polyrrhiza 1-2-GROW

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The Greater duckweed stands out among the duckweeds due to its size and round shape. It is reminiscent of very small frogbit. Spirodela polyrhiza (also spelt S. polyrrhiza) is a true cosmopolitan; it occurs on all continents except Antarctica, from the temperate to the tropical climate zone. This floating plant grows in stagnant to slow-flowing, nutrient-rich, often somewhat shaded waters. Together with other duckweed species, it often forms a closed cover. The round fronds are about 0.5 to 1 cm in size. The upper side is light to medium green, with a reddish tinge in bright light. The underside is reddish to dark red and has a tuft of about 7 - 21 roots. New fronds sprout from "pouches" on the sides, which sooner or later detach. Under unfavourable conditions such as a lack of nutrients or frosty temperatures, the giant duckweed forms 2 - 3 mm wide, kidney-shaped, olive-coloured turions that sink to the bottom. These perennating buds sprout as soon as favourable growth conditions prevail again.

Spirodela polyrhiza is a fairly easy plant, but like other aquarium floating plants it needs a good supply of nutrients, especially macronutrients (nitrate, phosphate, potassium), via the water. Moderate light intensity is sufficient. The plant is tolerant of different pH values and carbonate hardness levels. Like other floating plants, it must be reduced occasionally so that it does not shade the plants below too much. Removal is much easier than with other, smaller duckweed species due to the relatively large fronds. If it appears to disappear when the nutrient supply is poor, you can expect turions to sprout again.


Plant info

Type: Floating plant
Origin: Cosmopolitan
Growth rate: High
Height: 3 - 5+
Light demand: Low
CO2 : Low




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