Floating Plants

Purple Fringed Riccia (ricciocarpus natans) Floating Aquatic Plant Liverwort for Aquarium and Terrarium

$6.39 $7.99


  • Details
    Purple Fringed Riccia (ricciocarpus natans) is a beautiful floating plant in the liverwort family Ricciaceae. It's a fast growing- extremely hardy, fresh water plant that can also be grown emersed and inside a Terrarium. One portion should last a hobbyist a lifetime if cared for correctly.

    I especially love this floater because instead of long roots that can be obtrusive, it has very short purple rhizoids which don't hang down far at all, and actually stick out more horizontally causing a "social distancing" which in turn lets enough light through; even when the surface is fully covered. They do a fantastic job at drawing out those nitrates, and I keep them in all my shrimp tanks.

    Purple Fringed Riccia can also be grown terrestrially but must be kept moist, the terrestrial version grows larger but keeps the same shape.

    You will receive a similar amount shown in the pictures (40+ segments) All my Purple Fringed Riccia are grown indoors under full spectrum aquarium lighting, it can be grown in very low to bright lights. (unlikely, but may contain snails)
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    1-3 business days

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

  • Reviews

    Item received was as expected.

    I have placed these beautiful green floaters in a small growth jar; I am very much looking forward to their development!

    Super healthy plants, arrived quickly. Also, very generous portions!

    I ordered just before Mother's Day which caused a slight delay in shipping (that's on me) but Tony was quick to respond when contacted about it to reassure me they would be going out the day after. The PFR unfortunately leaked all liquid out at some point in shipping so a vast majority did not survive the week long shipping trek across the country (this is the only reason for the overall 4 star review instead of a 5). You could tell the portion size had been very generous otherwise and I waited to review to see if any of them would bounce back so I could review the actual plants. They are still struggling a bit and I expect a few more of the smaller pieces aren't going to bounce back but some of the larger pieces seem to be doing pretty good so I got high hopes for them! All in all, I would absolutely order from Tony again!

    Thanks so much. Plant looks great plus I received a bonus plant. Great seller. Will buy from again. 😊