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Tricker's Water Garden and Outdoor Decor
Century-old Greenhouses & Hatcheries at 7125 Tanglewood Dr, Independence Ohio 44131 1-800-524-3492
NOTE: The historic walk-in store is closed to the public. You can shop online and have your order shipped or arrange a pick-up after you checkout. During the pick-up, you are welcome to inspect your order.

William Tricker Inc

America's Oldest Water Garden Store — Over 100 years old.

Water lily icon Azolla Aquatic Plant

Azolla Aquatic Plant
Azolla Aquatic Plant
Azolla Aquatic Plant
Azolla Aquatic Plant
NOTE: The color shown on your screen may not exactly match the actual plant. The color depends on growing conditions, too.
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Item #: 10-5096(1) 10-5150(2)
Free from Pesticides and Herbicides!
No pesticides and no herbicides are used in our greenhouses and ponds.

Did you know that Duckweed and Azolla can help to control climate change?

How? Both Azolla and Duckweed are some of the fastest-growing plants that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) and changes it into something else. The plant will die off trapping the CO2 as other molecules.

This can be compared with the Azolla Event during the Eocene era (49 million years ago) where the small aquatic fern, Azolla, took control of Earth's climate. The fern grew unchecked, absorbed carbon from the atmosphere, and died to the ocean floor taking the carbon with it. After the Azolla Event, the Arctic temperature dropped almost 40°F as the planet entered cyclic ice ages.

Scientists are optimistic because duckweed would absorb about the same amount of carbon as they emit when burned lending to a possible fuel source.

"If we could harvest vast quantities of fast-growing duckweed and dispose of them Azolla-style, we could take their carbon out of the environment entirely", said Dr. Martienssen, one of the scientists studying this. "Enhanced duckweed could offer an even more effective, longer-lasting way to sequester carbon."

Taking part in Earth's future becomes easy.

Azolla is a very small floating fern plant, often called fairy moss, with tiny scale-shaped leaves. It provides a thick lacy velvet carpet of floating bluish-green or, in the autumn a brilliant crimson congested foliage that is very beautiful. An interesting characteristic of Azolla is that it has a mutual living relationship with alga that fixes (prepares) nitrogen from the atmosphere for the tiny plant as food. Azolla gets a reddish color in the fall when the sunlight is limited and the green chlorophyll dies off or when it has a little deficiency in nutrients.

Price is per portion. A portion is about 3/4 cup plant including water.


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About Tricker's
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America's Oldest Water Garden Specialist established in 1892
In the 1920s and 1930s, William Tricker delivered aquatics locally with trucks to customers. This practice is still done today.

William Tricker, Inc.® is a leading grower of aquatic plants, supplier of water garden products and aquarium supplies. Our aquatic greenhouses have produced superior plants for over a century. Customers have been receiving quality aquativ plants and animals that make water gardening easy and fun to do. Purchase with confidence at Tricker's.

William Tricker (born 1853) started his commercial water lily culture in the United States in the late 1800's when he started hybridizing water lilies and studied what helps their growth. The shape, colors and hardiness of his beautiful aquatic plants have withstood the test of time.

In the early 1890's, he earned a reputation as a leader in aquatic lifeforms from hybridiing many water lilies. His water lily nursery and company, in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, was passed down tthrough his family until the 1980's when Richard Lee purchased the Ohio company. In 1892, the first William Tricker mail-order catalog was mailed to customers across the nation, and we still do, today.