Acorus gramineus pusillus
Scientific name: Acorus gramineus pusillus
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 15 - 100 cm (5.91 - 39.37 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 19 - 22 °C (66.2 - 71.6°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Rhizome
Origin (in the wild): East Asia
How fast these plants grow: Slow
Recommended substrate: Gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle
Miniature Japanese sweet flag
East Asia, Acorus gramineus pusillus plants are native to Japan.
These plants should be grown in midground and foreground.
Rhizome, when first planting this plant take care not to bury the rhizome completely into the substrate. Propagation is easy as the rhizome can be split and then placed into shallow water, when it has toughened it can then be placed onto the substrate.
Easy to grow, Acorus gramineus pusillus will have to be cut back on a regular basis in order to prevent it from overtaking the tank.
This plant a smaller version of the more common Acorus gramineus. The leaves have a more golden colour but the shape is the same. They can be used as border plants for ponds as long as they are kept in moist soil. If partially submerged they will produce a flower but it is hard to obtain seeds from these.