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: 23/08/2016 by David Grounds
Date Added: 16/08/2016 by Sam McArthur
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.
Date Added: 21/07/2016 by Alicja Poklek
Very good species plant, shipping well protected.
Date Added: 23/06/2016 by Cliff Robinson
Growing well fish love it.
Date Added: 04/06/2016 by Joan Best
great plenty in pot to do the bottom of tank and service from AA is excellent as always ty
Date Added: 02/06/2016 by Steven hadfield
Date Added: 01/06/2016 by Alexis Dixon
Healthy plants and are doing great.
Date Added: 22/05/2016 by Graham Murdoch
The dwarf hair grass grew very quickly and within a week was about 75mm long have trimmed one pot but found it near impossible to plant the cuttings, will need to wait and see how it responds
Date Added: 28/04/2016 by Stephen Wilson
Gr8 plant, arrived in perfect condition.
Date Added: 27/04/2016 by Alexis Dixon
Looking to make a carpet from this. Looks superb in my tank. Very healthy plant and fast delivery as always.
Date Added: 21/04/2016 by Cat Mellis
Great plant I now have a lovely lawn. I hate the stuff its grown in, it takes ages to pick it off and you damage so much of the root when you do it. I planted about twenty of these plants (400 litre tank) and it all takes ages.
Date Added: 21/04/2016 by James Henery
Brought this for the foreground and its growing really well been in my tank for over 6 weeks and looking well .
Date Added: 12/04/2016 by Keith Allie
very lovely plant looks great around my dragon stone
Date Added: 21/03/2016 by Rosie Stafford
generous portion, great quality, have had it in the tank about a month now and it is carpeting well, really happy with it
Date Added: 10/03/2016 by Robert Mcfall
Great product I've used this before and can't wait to see the results again. Nice plant and quick delivery
Date Added: 01/03/2016 by Jon Lethbridge
Very healthy generously sized plants with good root structure. Within a week they have all begun to send up new growth shoots so will rapidly form the desired carpet effect although they look stunning as isolated tufts alternatively. Also well packaged and delivered promptly.
Date Added: 23/02/2016 by Allan Lockwood
Plants were packed well and arrived the next day. Excellent, thank you.
Date Added: 20/09/2015 by STEPHEN BAYLEY
excellent healthy plants, by far the best site for plants, looks great when placed by rocks
Date Added: 01/09/2015 by Chris Prince
Love it simple as. An awesome addition to any aquarium so easy to split and plant I got 6 tubs for my 250ltr and had enough left for my 125ltr been in over a week now and still bright green and lush just waiting for the runners now lol
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
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