Dwarf Hair Grass for Beautiful Underwater “Lawn” | The Aquarium Guide

The Dwarf Hairgrass Potted Aquarium Plant is a great plant for beginners or advanced aquarists. It is a bottom covering plant with long light green grass like leaves that will spread out in a thick carpet of grass. This makes an excellent spawning medium and foreground plant and will grow rapidly at either partially or fully submerged. Moderate lighting required. When calculating square footage, factor each pot will cover 2 square inches of space.

Imagitarium Small Blue Hair grass Plastic Aquarium Decor

This red water hair grass is brightly colored & beautiful. This lush, lifelike plastic plant is the perfect size for filling in the background areas of your aquarium while creating a natural environment.

Proper Way to Grow Dwarf Hair Grass | The Aquarium Guide

Dwarf Hair Grass for Beautiful Underwater “Lawn” | The Aquarium Guide Not much, if anything, is known about the origins of this low-growing dwarf hairgrass. I don't think anyone knows the actual species name, either. I do know that the grass we have circulating throughtout the SFBAAPS (and maybe in greater arenas now) originally came from Aqua Forest Aquarium in San Francisco. Years ago, AFA was selling this haigrass at $20 per quarter-sized pinch. I wouldn't be suprised if they were one of the original importers of this variety.

Hair Grass. (Dwarf & Long) - My Aquarium Club

This video demonstrates how to prepare a potted Eleocharis Parvula (Hairgrass) species tropical aquatic plant for planting in an aquarium. - to browse our full range!

This video also applies to other Eleocharis variations.

The beginning of my dwarf hairgrass planted aquarium


Dwarf hair grass, or Eleocharis Parvula as it is scientifically known, is a popular choice when it comes to adding plant life to your aquarium. This extremely versatile plant is commonly used to “carpet” areas of tanks and gives off a seaweed-like vibe, making the motion in the aquarium very obvious.Regardless of the approach you take, one oddity in regards to dwarf hair grass is its tendency to “remember” haircuts. That is to say, generally speaking, that cutting the dwarf hair grass short prior to planting it will usually result in a plant that does not grow very long. Meanwhile, leaving it untrimmed will result in longer growing varieties. The only limitation is your sense of style so choose a detail level that matches your aquarium. Try a mixture of both long and short if you like, layering longer strands near the back of the aquarium and shorter strands in front.There are various ways of implementing dwarf hair grass in your environment, but not all of them are for beginners. () From the absolute novice to the well-experienced aquarist, dwarf hair grass can be the extra touch that takes your tank from pretty good to great! Let’s take a look at a few methods to grow dwarf hair grass.Dwarf hair grass is fairly neutral when it comes to maintenance. There are many higher maintenance plants as well as some that are even easier to “set and forget.” They are particularly well suited for low light levels, making them an excellent choice in your nocturnal themed aquascapes. As with most other aquarium plants, increased carbon dioxide (CO2) levels will result in faster growth. for all the plants you plan on using in your tank to find a method that will work for you. There are plenty of short-term and long-term solutions on the market today, guaranteeing a fit for any size aquarium or budget.