Hairgrass Giant Pot (Eleocharis montevidensis)

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About This Product

Giant hairgrass (Eleocharis montevidensis) is a very nice tall grass-like plant. Eleocharis montevidensis is a native plant to North America. Commonly found in marshy areas of the Southern United States Eleocharis montevidensis makes an excellent background plant in the aquarium. Sold under the common name of giant hairgrass, plant clusters of three of four pots to start your background and then allow it to expand by runners.
NOTE: This plant has been out of stock for several months...we finally got some ready to sell, but quantities are limited. If you've been waiting for it, don't hesitate. Thank you for your patience.

  • Common Name: Giant Hairgrass
  • Family Name: Cyperaceae
  • Native To: North America
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 5.5-8
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Upright
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Background
  • Available As: 2" Pot

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    full and lush

    Posted by Kelly on Jul 16th 2016

    The first hairgrass was sooo tall it looked folded to get in the box so it suffered an ill fate. The second, although shorter(not much) was nice and lush.

  • 5
    Hardy, for me anyway

    Posted by Angela White on Jul 16th 2016

    I felt compelled to review this plant because I am so delighted with it! I have had really rotten luck with my plants because of my unusual water chemistry. I can kill about anything including Wisteria and even Water Sprite. However my Giant Hairgrass is going strong! I have even been able to move new growth into another tank I have. I strongly recommend this plant!

  • 5
    Great Plant!

    Posted by Sondra on Jul 16th 2016

    First time trying the giant hairgrass and it did not disappoint! Very healthy specimen and large enough so that I could separate it into 5 or so different plants for a more natural look. My tank is 18 inches deep and it grows out of the water a little in the back where the tank is open. Looks great!

  • 4

    Posted by K on May 6th 2015

    Added a pot to my order as I thought it might work in my new tank set up and my partner was quite taken with it in a picture of a tank online. Very healthy, bit of algae on it, but nothing problematic, divided readily into about three good sized plants and adds wonderful drama to my planting.

  • 5
    Beautiful Quality Plants

    Posted by Gary on Oct 21st 2014

    Nice thick roots and plenty of healthy green plants about 14-16" tall. My fish really like the addition of these plants to their tank.

  • 5
    One of my best aquarium purchases, ever!

    Posted by Larry Grenier on Aug 30th 2014

    All I can say is WOW and THANKS! Best plants I've ever received on-line and I've purchase from several. Bigger than I expected and very healthy. Kudos AqquariumPlants, I'm a new loyal customer.

  • 5
    one of my favorites!

    Posted by David Steffes on May 20th 2010

    this is an amazing trustworthy site that takes pride in selling beautiful, healthy plants! no part of my order was a let down to me except that the plants almost didnt all fit in my tank! haha. i have a 40L gallon tank and from substrate to surface is about 15" (ish) this plant was PERFECT height for me tank! about 1-2 inches from the surface. im hoping it shoots runners and spreads out a little as i think its gorgeous with my driftwood. very very good background plant! the bunch was very thick and hearty! another great product from an excellent vendor

  • 4
    Great Plant!

    Posted by Erik Marthaler on Feb 3rd 2010

    The service from is amazing! Very fast shipment and beautiful plants! They look great in my tank! I had to cut them down a bit because they were to tall, but that was my fault and I would rather have great, tall, healthy plant!