Common Name: Dwarf Hairgrass Family Name: Cyperaceae Native To: Worldwide Lighting: Medium-High pH: 5.5-8 Growth Demands: Easy Growth Form: Upright Growth Rate: Fast True Aquatic: Yes Placement In Tank: Midground Available As: Potted
My dwarf hairgrass arrived in a rather brown and somewhat slimy condition... even some of its roots were not so lovely looking. (there was a label on the shipping container that said, "DO NOT FREEZE"... so maybe it had frozen since the night temperatures were quite low.)
However, the video I had watched a couple times on planting (the video with no talking because I don't think the man speaks English, but with great typed directions) said to trim the plants way down, and to also trim the roots.
So, I trimmed. I planted tufts that were about a half inch high... using tweezers. They are all looking really good, bright green. I'm thinking they must be making lovely roots in the substrate. They look as if they must be.
One of the tufts was pearling today... just minimally, but still ... little bubbles of oxygen.
I ordered four of these, three had substantial amounts of brown/dead grass, the other was healthy. Hoping they will recover. They came in standard aquarium plant pots and were very bushy so I think they should do well once they get established.
I ordered 4 pots of this hairgrass. As previously stated, the amount in each pot seems tiny. However, the grass in the pot is thick with a great root structure and can be broken up into enough small bundles to cover a 6"x6" area per pot, which is the way hairgrass should be planted anyway.
And boy do I mean tiny, got a section no larger than a dime to nickle... looks great though, Will have to see it it grows out more.
Purchased one month ago they looked great when I got them they look great today! Throwing off lots of runners. Highly recommend!