American Frogbit AKA Spongeplant (Limnobium spongia)
American Frogbit AKA Spongeplant (Limnobium spongia)
American Frogbit AKA Spongeplant (Limnobium spongia)
American Frogbit AKA Spongeplant (Limnobium spongia)
American Frogbit AKA Spongeplant (Limnobium spongia)
American Frogbit AKA Spongeplant (Limnobium spongia)

American Frogbit AKA Spongeplant (Limnobium spongia)

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PLEASE NOTE: We cannot ship this plant to California or Connecticut.

This larger floating plant is commonly used in ponds, but it is also very useful for providing shaded areas in the aquarium!

American Frogbit (Limnobium spongia) is a North American floating plant that is commonly used in ponds, but it is also very useful in the aquarium. It is much larger than many other floating aquarium plants, so it is an excellent option for providing shade and cover for more reclusive species. Its leaves are very lily-like and will float at the water's surface, which can also be very useful for small semi-aquatic animals in terrariums and paludariums.

Care is extremely easy for American Frogbit. Since it is a floating plant, it does not require planting in the substrate.  It can withstand an incredible temperature range, though it will thrive and grow faster if extremely cold temperatures are avoided.

Like most plants, American Frogbit will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, nitrogen, iron, and other plant supplements.

No aquarium plant distributor/nursery/wholesaler/retailer can or will guarantee their plants to be 100% snail free. We cannot guarantee our plants will be snail free.


What We Like About This Plant:

  • Large floating plant that is ideal for providing shade and refuge
  • Very easy to propagate
  • Provides a great deal of cover for animal fry
  • Very hardy and durable

 

Care Guidelines:

  • Temperature: 64° - 86° F (18° - 30° C), although it can withstand much lower temperatures temporarily.
  • pH: 6.0 - 8.0
  • Lighting: Moderate to High
  • Origin: Indigenous to North America, cultivated in US nurseries
  • Aquarium placement: Floating
  • Care: Easy

 

All Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support!

For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday
 

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.

 

 

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