Eleocharis acicularis (dwarf hairgrass)

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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).

by Mary G. on 9/10/2016

A good plant growing well.Splits into several smaller portions, so good value.

by Maurice C. on 7/10/2016

Fantastic plants and very well packed and delivered, I'm praying that they survive 30 degree water temperature as they look great.

by David Grounds on 23/8/2016

Nice plant.

by Sam McArthur on 16/8/2016

Fantastic condition and split well and has rooted in nicely and already spreading plus my dwarf chain loaches aren't digging it up which is a huge bonus. Great delivery as always (not my first time buying this but didnt review before as I was an idiot and stripped all the rock wool off and it just wouldnt stay in the substrate) Thanks for the video on here showing how to plant up carpet plants much less stressful.

by Alicja Poklek on 21/7/2016

Very good species plant, shipping well protected.

by Cliff Robinson on 23/6/2016

Growing well fish love it.

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