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DUCKWEED (Lemna minor)(XL portion)

SKU:
PPA-sur006
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$10.99

About This Product

Common Name: Duckweed

Family Name: Lemnaceae

Native To: Worldwide

Lighting: Medium

Growth Demands: Easy

Growth Form: Surface

Growth Rate: Very Fast

True Aquatic: Yes

Placement In Tank: Surface

Available As: Portion
 

XL portion size is approximately 1/2 lb. We also sell in a smaller 4oz portion size. 

 Duckweed is a very small light green free-floating, seed bearing plant. Duckweed has 1 to 3 leaves, or fronds, of 1/16 to 1/8 inch in length. A single root (or root-hair) protrudes from each frond. Duckweeds tend to grow in dense colonies in quiet water, undisturbed by wave action. Often more than one species of duckweed will be associated together in these colonies. Duckweeds can be aggressive invaders of ponds and are often found mixed in with mosquito fern or watermeal. If colonies cover the surface of the water, then oxygen depletions and fish kills can occur. These plants should be controlled before they cover the entire surface of the pond.

Duckweed colonies provide Habitat for micro invertebrates but if duckweed completely covers the surface of a pond for an extended period it will cause oxygen depletions. These colonies will also eliminate submerged plants by blocking sunlight penetration. Many kinds of ducks consume duckweed and often transport it to other bodies of water.

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Very fast growth.

    Posted by curtis williams on Aug 28th 2010

    A tiny plant that floats on the surface with one small rootlet hanging down, bright green and very fast growing. Very tasty to some fish. very easy to grow with med-high lighting.