Scientific name: Eleocharis vivipara
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 20 - 25 cm (7.87 - 9.84 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings
Origin (in the wild): South America
How fast these plants grow: Normal
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle
Sprouting spike rush, Umbrella hair grass
This plant is found in Southern USA.
Background to Midground
These are a very easy plant to propagate. Simply take cuttings from the mother plant and remove the bottom leaves from the cutting. Carefully place the cutting into the substrate taking care not to crush the stem and this should then form roots and grow into a new plant. This species of plant is also believed to produce runners in the wild to propagate.
This plant is easy to grow if the correct lighting levels are used in the aquarium.
This species closely resembles the Eleocharis acicularis but it does grow a lot taller. They are not a demanding plant but do require nutrients in the substrate.