Marsileya - an unusual fern

Marsileya - an unusual fern
 Marsileya - a great plant for processing minivodoemov. It will feel just fine even in some tub or sink. In nature, these unusual ferns can often be found in the temporary and ephemeral ponds, as they prefer to grow in shallow water.
 In central Russia in nature there are three types of Marsilea: chetyrehlistnaya, Egyptian and bristly. The latter two are listed as endangered. Gardeners also grown plant from South-East Asia - Marsilea crenata and native of North America - Marsilio covered.

Marsileya prefers warm and sunny places. Its better to be grown in containers filled with fertile soil, which was exhibited in any desired location. Moreover, this method allows to adjust the depth of immersion.

Can grow on wetlands, and under water, and in shallow water leaves resembling clover leaves float on the surface or stick, and in the deep - remain under water. Also fern can be grown on the waterlogged clay soil.

In the leaves of Marsilea has another interesting feature. They are added at nightfall and in the morning again straighten. The spores are oval formations - sporokarpiyah that grow on thin legs at the base of the leaves.

Propagated plant pieces creeping rhizomes and spores. Rhizomes are planted in containers filled with a mixture of sand and loam, peat or directly into the soil to a depth of five to twenty centimeters.

The spores remain viable up to fifty years. To them germinate nadpilite sporokarpii with a file to show white interior, then place them in shallow water in the sun. Once water gets inside, pops gelatinous cord, which are sori, like white grains.

After about a week in water white dots appear. This fertilized female spores. Collect them with a pipette and place it on the wet sand or mud. A year later, there will be young ferns. Of course, this method is quite complicated, but this way you can get a large number of planting material.

Tags: fern