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Oldest living land plants! Liverwort Lunularia cruciata carpet

Oldest living land plants! Liverwort Lunularia cruciata carpet

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This carpeting plant is great for moist habitat terrariums. Liverwort loves to be as close to the water, water running over it, and can be submerged at a shallow depth. Your fish, lizards, frogs, and snakes will love this plant. There have been occasions where the Liverwort has been stopped at the board of the USA this happens rarely, please be aware that you purchase at and low risk of this.
Please watch this video for more info about how we grow liverwort and how to propagate:

How To Grow
Liverwort can be grown in a moist terrarium, aquarium, or in small plastic boxes on the windowsill, as long as it is not too hot. These locations allow for better-controlled growth conditions and modifications to allow as much expansion as possible. A good source of light and some added CO2 can kick liverworts’ growth rate to an accelerated new level.
The most effective method to cultivate Liverwort is pretty much the same as Crystalwort. The parent plant should be divided into smaller pieces and then be tied down to a mesh or surface with thread or fishing string. Doing so will ensure that the flora remains attached. Liverwort is known for breaking off and dispersing throughout the tank. Those pieces should also be able to regenerate on their own. Although, such an occurrence can create some unwanted disarray in an aquarium.

Liverwort is a type of plant that will require a large quantity of water. When grown submerged it will not need to be watered. The plant will be able to absorb as much water and nutrients as it needs on its own. Unlike Crystalwort or most mosses, Liverwort will not benefit from a steady water flow. Since the plant can break off easily, too much water movement can make the situation worst.
Adding diversity to an enclosure is key to an aesthetically pleasing enclosure. Try mixing up the look of your vivarium with different flora that can easily co-exist in the same types of environment.

Dear customer, because of the current postage delays, due to co-vid, if you want a perfect specimen (as in the picture) and can't wait for this living plant to rebuild itself after its long travels to you, then I would not consider buying this fragile plant if you live outside of the European Union, as it may well arrive and lost it's color, this brown will go away and the green will rebuild itself over a few weeks especially in a humid place or on a water feature, it will take 1 month to rebuild fully and start to propagate it's self. This goes for all Liverwort Thank you for your understanding.

Please watch this video for more info about how we grow liverwort and how to propagate:

After traveling overseas in an envelope, Some times the liverwort many arrive with some of it leaves going brown, this does not mean the plant is dying, the plant will come back to life after a few weeks with new growth. PLease keep in mind that this plant is coming fro France when you order. We grow our liverwort on our farm in the foothills of the Pyrenees, it grows on red clay substrate. As it is not grown in a lab this make our liverwort much more hardy. It will arrive with a thin layer of red clay substrate. Liverwort roots are very sensitive and very fine it needs the red clay during shipping and will thrive with the clay in your terrarium.

Your order will be packed safely and I'll send your Internation tracking number so you can follow your order travels to you :)

Historically, three taxonomic bryophyte groups have been recognized and now represent the three main divisions in this group: Marchantiophyta (liverworts), Bryophyta (mosses) and Anthocerotophyta (hornworts). The three main groups have diversified throughout their evolutionary history, making it difficult to identify the specific characters separating these three groups.
The status of bryophytes as the oldest living land plants is widely accepted.

Marchantia, genus of liverworts (creeping ribbonlike plants) in the order Marchantiales, commonly found on moist clay or silty soils, especially on recently burned land throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Dark green Marchantia gametophytes are branched and ribbonlike, about 1.3 cm (0.5 inch) wide and 5 to 13 cm long. The diamond-shaped markings on their upper surfaces, signs of interior air chambers, have a central pore through which air diffuses.

Male and female plants have umbrella-like, stalked reproductive structures. The male structures are disk-shaped with scalloped edges; the female structures have nine fingerlike projections. Sperm produced by male plants are splashed by raindrops onto female plants. Sporophytes (asexual plants) develop from fertilized eggs in the female structures. Vegetative reproduction occurs in both male and female plants by means of rounded, fringed gemmae (asexual buds) or by pieces of the plant body that may break off and grow.

Starting with Greek philosophers such as Aristotle and Theophrastus, this species had been mentioned in the herbal literature long before modern plant taxonomic study was applied. The name ‘liverwort’ is derived from the liver-shaped form of thalloid liverworts such as Marchantia. In the Middle Ages in Europe, Marchantia was thought to be useful for treating diseases of the liver on the basis of the ‘doctrine of signatures’, by which a plant resembling a human organ was thought to be useful in treating diseases of that organ ( Schuster 1966 ). In the 19th century, M. polymorpha was already one of the most studied species in plant science. The developing thallus, sporeling and gemmaling have been continuously used for nearly 200 years to study morphological and physiological responses to various environmental factors


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