Common Name: Dwarf Hairgrass, Eleocharis Parvula
Dwarf Hairgrass is a popular and easy-to-use foreground plant that can produce a grass-like lawn or carpet. This plant is really like an aquatic grass, with thin stalks growing from roots that spread horizontally by sending our runners.
High lighting and Co2 injection are not always necessary to grow dwarf hairgrass but they will definitely increase the growth speed and thickness of the foreground. This plant can grow submerged or emersed in dry start aquariums and Wabi Kusa. Simply separate larger mats into small portions and plant each an inch or so apart halfway into the substrate. After several weeks, the plant will send our runners all around and a lush foreground of grass can be created.
Family Name: Cyperaceae
Light: Low to High
Co2: Not necessary, but recommended
Propagation: Cut new growth along with roots
Growth rate: Moderate to Fast