Originating from South America this versatile foreground aquarium plant is easy to grow - common name of hair grass, dwarf hairgrass or needle spikerush (the last one being less common). It's also found in Europe, parts of Asia, North America, South America and Australia - so widespread!
Provide it with CO2 and watch it throw out runners and spread through your aquarium quickly. However in a low tech tank (non CO2) it still grows easily, just not as quickly. Looks best when planted in groups and to work out how much you need, one pot per 15cm2 is sufficient. Once planted avoid trimming until you can see visible roots - then you can trim heavily, down to a few cm for the best effect.
If you receive this plant with short tiny spikes, it will only display these in shallow water. These flowers are less than 5mm in diameter and 6mm long and are sharply pointed and is indicative of the environment the plant would normally be found in (marshes/bogs etc).
Date Added: 08/05/2015 by Mark Vorster
the packaging was sufficient for the needs of the plant, the plant was in great condition and now looks great in my tank. Cheers
Date Added: 08/04/2015 by Mark Harris
Arrived in great condition.
Date Added: 02/02/2015 by Luc Le Gall
Great plant . Arrived in perfect condition . Will order again no doubt . Thanks .
Date Added: 17/01/2015 by Ian Armstrong
excellent addition to my tank good strong plant delivery was very quick and packed to keep plant good condition will use again
Date Added: 08/10/2014 by Brian Jones
plant delivered nice and fresh and in perfect condition well done
Date Added: 22/09/2014 by Mark Heseltine
really nice plant plenty there for the price paid, really happy.
Date Added: 13/09/2014 by Paulo Bastos
Great service and item. Have the plant for 2 weeks and already growing with some leaves up to 12cm height. Starting spreading.will need trimming soon.
Date Added: 08/08/2014 by Grzegorz Wybraniec
plant in good condition and very fast shipping thanks :)
Date Added: 27/07/2014 by Ashley Dandy
Good product, just wish my bunch of 'grass' had a slight bit more depth to it but I am sure it will grow in no time. Overall happy with the purchase.
Date Added: 08/07/2014 by Rhona Port
I love this little grass, I've only had mine for a few days and it has already grown an inch! It arrived promptly with everything else I ordered and was in very good condition. I may consider getting more but for now I want to see how this little gem spreads. :)
Date Added: 28/06/2014 by Dan Anthony
Nice product, fair price, excellent customer service. Will buy from AE again. Very satisfied.
Date Added: 15/05/2014 by Ian Bielby
As ever great service, great plants, brought instant life to my new tank, being pumped with Co2 growing really well, canít recommend them highly enough, I wonít shop anywhere else now, well if you get the best why would you go anywhere else. For pictures go to http://www.aquascapingworld.com/threads/pikes-peak.9091/
Date Added: 26/03/2014 by Iveta Hanzelova
The service was prompt and I manage to divide this plant between 8pieces. All of them are doing fine after one week in my aquarium. Very happy with a clean and healthy plant. Will gladly buy again.
Date Added: 14/03/2014 by Rachel Holdcroft
Lots of plant for the price, steadily growing
Date Added: 13/03/2014 by Steven dark
The first batch of these made me want more for my tank. The plants split really well and are doing well in my tank. The second batch had some amazing height to them. Love the look of these plants. And Aqua Essentials continue to provide a brilliant service.
Date Added: 03/03/2014 by Paul Harwood
Plants received were very healthy and have settled in well.
Date Added: 17/02/2014 by Cherry McGregor
love these - have them dotted round my tank
Date Added: 04/02/2014 by Matthew Mcdowall
Great quality plant, packaged well all arrived in perfect quality.
Date Added: 03/02/2014 by Seb Miller
Nice healthy plants and quick delivery
Date Added: 30/01/2014 by Jean Denny
Healthy on arrival and fine in the tank
Date Added: 28/01/2014 by Patricia Gent
Love this grass--how sad does that sound--but it really stands well--shrimp love it.
Date Added: 28/01/2014 by David Hitchman
Well packaged and nice quality plant
Date Added: 20/01/2014 by Peter Matthews
good quality plant but smaller than shown
Date Added: 10/01/2014 by Christopher Phoenix
bought 4 pots split each pot into7 bunchies made a carpet on substrate floor,fed with high quality aquarium soil added nutrients,c02 system added within hours plants have started to pearl,excellent product,amazing price and delivery thankyou aqua essentials A*****
Date Added: 09/01/2014 by Andrew Culley
I wasn't sure about buying this grass but I did anyway, I'm very glad I did! it was the easiest plant I've had to get out of its pot etc and plant. I'd recommend this to anyone, my fish love it and they all look healthier for having a few more plants in the tank.
Date Added: 07/01/2014 by Claire Barrett
The quality is very good but had hoped that it was a little larger so it could be split into 2.....otherwise great thank u
Date Added: 23/12/2013 by james frame
lovely plant best online seller, will continue to shop here
Date Added: 04/12/2013 by Ron Hagley
plant looks good in foreground of my tank - wish I had bought a few more to make more of an impact, but it looks as though it will spread quite well. I was concerned about planting it as previous attempts with this plant bought elsewhere resulted it lots of plantlets becoming seperated and looking messy. But so far this looks good.
Date Added: 26/11/2013 by Richard Collett
Has to be the best.
Date Added: 25/11/2013 by Alexander Lyes
I've just bought this eleocharis as well as some other plants from aqua-essentials and I have to say I'm very impressed. The quality and the amount (plant per pot) is unmatched by any other retailer far suppressing that of any of the big brands I've bought from before. The three pots of elecharis was plenty to fill my 15l iwagumi and it's already spreading after four days after planting. They arrived promptly by courier and were packaged well using recycled material along with a free company catalogue and a leaflet of great care tips for novices and experts alike!
Date Added: 13/11/2013 by john shaw
i bought a number of plants including this one and i can honestly say these are the best plants i have ever purchased and when these plants have started growing out i will be purchasing some more . with regards john
Date Added: 09/11/2013 by John Ainsworth
Top class plant and has almost doubled in size within a week or 2 using Co2 great buy will be ordering more.
Date Added: 08/11/2013 by hon chan
Very healthy !
Date Added: 06/11/2013 by Peter Groves
This simple grass like plant is my favourite and planted in a carpet looks great...have actually only just planted but still well pleased with the overall effect and looking forward to good growth when i will be able to trim it and promote spread.
Date Added: 01/11/2013 by Tom Stevens
Very good as always :)
Date Added: 22/10/2013 by Katie Comer
Lovely plant, generous portions! A few bits of what looked like duckweed in it, so make sure you wash them through before putting them in, unless duckweed is something you want :)
Date Added: 20/10/2013 by sharon walker
This looked beautiful in my fish tank.One of my favourite plants but my gold fish took a likening to it to and ate it
Date Added: 17/10/2013 by Alfred Lazaro
Fantastic plant, quality AAA. Looks great in my tank :) Quick delivery
Date Added: 15/10/2013 by Graham Cuthill
Excellent quality plant it even survived 6 days in the parcel due to an error in delivery down to parcelforce
Date Added: 07/10/2013 by Thomas Hills
Lovely plant, great colour and growing well.
Date Added: 25/08/2013 by Steven White
This is one of 4 plants that I ordered Packaging was perfect. The plant itself was in great condition, and there was plenty of it! Would definitely get more
Date Added: 15/08/2013 by dinusha geeganage
Lovely foreground plant. Easy and fast. Would recommend to anyone.
Date Added: 15/08/2013 by dinusha geeganage
Very easy. Need less attention. Covers the ground fast.
Date Added: 05/08/2013 by Simon Brown
It is great value for money
Date Added: 01/08/2013 by dinusha geeganage
green in colour, very well packed, not sure though about the quantity, overall really happy
Date Added: 29/07/2013 by Shaun Weal
Great plant I've got new growth already
Date Added: 29/07/2013 by Sue Jobson
Quite possibly the best plants I've ever purchased. Arrived well packaged and very quickly. Would highly recommend.
Date Added: 17/07/2013 by Aidan O'Brien
The plants came promptly and in very good condition. I am vary pleased with aqua essentials and will use them again for purchasing plants
Date Added: 05/07/2013 by andrew nicol
plants arrived quickly and were in very good condition.
Date Added: 18/06/2013 by Kasey Kemp
Everything arrived promptly and in fantastic condition as usual. Took me a while to separate and plant but definitely worth the time, within a week they have needed trimming down and have already started sending out shoots. Lovely watching my fish swim in and around them :)
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