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Four Leaf Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)

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Four Leaf Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)

Post by guppyguy on Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:54 pm

Marsilea quadrifolia or Four Leaf Clover makes an excellent foreground plant for tanks with low light. Adaptable to low and bright light conditions; CO2 and nutrients encourage faster than normal growth. When submerged in the aquarium it's terrestrial stem-like form transforms into a lower substrate creeping/carpeting plant that slowly spreads through runners across the substrate. Shorter, more compact growth achieved in brighter light.

Plants that have been grown emersed will require extended adaptation period for submersed growth in the aquarium. You may consider cutting plants and removing emersed grown leaves to allow new leaf growth in aquarium; new growth will happen after a short time. Mine grew from 2 small plant bunches to growing over half the tank in just 2 months. Give it 2 more month could cover the entire tank. And I like the idea and that is the plan for this beautiful plant. I love the way it has grown over the root dirftwood. Looks so natural.  Cool 

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Re: Four Leaf Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)

Post by KristaLynn on Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:44 pm

That looks beautiful! I've killed this plant once but I wouldn't mind a second shot at it someday.
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Re: Four Leaf Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)

Post by guppyguy on Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:03 pm

@KristaLynn wrote:That looks beautiful!  I've killed this plant once but I wouldn't mind a second shot at it someday.

Thank you. And another one of the many beautiful plants out there.

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Post by CAAIndie on Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:32 pm

Wow. I want this, I'll search for it. I'm still in serious need of a good carpeting plant for a low light tank. I love the looks of this one.
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Re: Four Leaf Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)

Post by guppyguy on Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:16 pm

CanadaAquariaAdmin wrote:Wow. I want this, I'll search for it. I'm still in serious need of a good carpeting plant for a low light tank. I love the looks of this one.

Not the easiest plant to find. At least was not for me. But yes this plant offers a very unique look to your aqua scape and very beautiful to boot.  Cool

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Re: Four Leaf Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)

Post by cephalotus on Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:47 am

I love love love the look of this!!
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Re: Four Leaf Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)

Post by hello_rockview12 on Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:48 am

Yeah, I'm a huge fan of this plant. I've never seen it first hand before.
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Re: Four Leaf Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)

Post by guppyguy on Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:43 am

@cephalotus wrote:I love love love the look of this!!

lol can clearly see this plant has got your attention. This is why I make these post. To teach a little and show about different aquarium plant species.  Smile 

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Post by guppyguy on Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:44 am

@hello_rockview12 wrote:Yeah, I'm a huge fan of this plant.  I've never seen it first hand before.

This plant is a win win with beauty and able to be a foreground plant in lower light.

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Re: Four Leaf Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)

Post by Biulu on Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:22 am

A beautiful plant; no need to thin it out a bit?!  Twisted Evil 
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Post by guppyguy on Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:59 am

@Biulu wrote:A beautiful plant; no need to thin it out a bit?!  Twisted Evil 

I am looking to fill out the entire tank before I have any of this available.

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Re: Four Leaf Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)

Post by KristaLynn on Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:35 pm

You'll have lots of people waiting!
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Post by hello_rockview12 on Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:03 pm

No kidding!
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Post by guppyguy on Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:00 pm

@KristaLynn wrote:You'll have lots of people waiting!

lol i will keep you posted guys and gals

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Re: Four Leaf Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)

Post by Biulu on Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:45 pm

Mmmm, I think this plant urgently needs some trimming!  Laughing 
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Post by guppyguy on Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:56 pm

@Biulu wrote:Mmmm, I think this plant urgently needs some trimming!  Laughing 

Its really taking off and trimming i think will happen for first time in 2 weeks. So those interested put your request in. So we can work out trades

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Re: Four Leaf Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)

Post by Biulu on Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:05 pm

@guppyguy wrote:

Its really taking off and trimming i think will happen for first time in 2 weeks. So those interested put your request in. So we can work out trades

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Post by guppyguy on Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:40 pm

@Biulu wrote:
@guppyguy wrote:

Its really taking off and trimming i think will happen for first time in 2 weeks. So those interested put your request in. So we can work out trades

Me, me, me!
Btw, did you know that you can also sell through CAC? Before we had the forum and 'auction site' just in one, now the auction site is just left. Actually it is more a selling site than a real auction plus you also have the fixed price option for the first one that buys...

I think i will. Just list it in the auction when some is ready. Will be much easier. I have already registered there. thank you

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Re: Four Leaf Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)

Post by l_l_l on Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:16 pm

Aww I really love this plant! I would defenitely get some for my setup, I've been waiting for something like this to pop up!
I'd be willing to have some as well.

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