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The Aquatic Plant Society – Aeschynomene fluitans (Giant sensitive fern)
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Aeschynomene fluitans (Giant sensitive fern)

Common Name: Giant sensitive fern
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Aeschynomene
Origins: Southern Africa
Difficulty: Medium
Lighting: High
Growth Rate:
Placement:
Requirements: Temps 68° to 86°F, PH 5.5 to 9.0

Aeschynomene fluitans is a flowering floater plant often found on the surface of slow-moving rivers, ponds and flood plains. Its stems are hollow,  becoming somewhat white and hairy with age.

The Leaves consist of 16-26 pairs of leaflets that slowly closes when touched.

Outdoors:

 

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