Hairgrass Dwarf (Eleocharis acicularis)

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About This Product

Eleocharis acicularisis an excellent aquarium plant for the foreground areas. There are many different varieties of Eleocharis that are sold as dwarf hairgrass. Plant several pots of Eleocharis acicularis in the desired areas and then watch them expand by spreading runners to create a dense carpet. Eleocharis acicularis (sold here in 2" diameter pots) can also be purchased on coco fiber mats in 2 different sizes to help create an instant foreground.

  • 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

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Little browning but no big deal.

    Posted by Suyash T on Mar 2nd 2020

    There was a little browning but grass seems be growing very well. I have planted it in fine sand gravel. I see new roots growing.

  • 5
    So far, so good!

    Posted by ConsiderThis on Jul 16th 2016

    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.

  • 4
    Brown sections but large portion.

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 16th 2016

    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.

  • 5
    Dont let the size fool you

    Posted by Marty Farris on Jul 16th 2016

    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.

  • 2
    Looks good but Tiny

    Posted by Christopher Newland on Feb 15th 2013

    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. Snail Free

  • 5
    Very nice

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 8th 2012

    Purchased one month ago they looked great when I got them they look great today! Throwing off lots of runners. Highly recommend!