Eleocharis Parvula 'Japanese' - Bunch
Common Name: Japanese Hair Grass
Plant Use: Foreground
Difficulty Level: Easy
Light Demand: Low
Co2 Demand: Low
Fertilizer Demand: Low
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Description: Eleocharis parvula japanese, commonly known as Japanese Dwarf Hairgrass, is a popular and versatile aquatic plant often chosen for its fine and grass-like appearance. It belongs to the Cyperaceae family and is native to North America. In aquariums, Eleocharis parvula japanese is valued for its ability to create a lush carpeting effect when planted densely in the foreground.
- Scientific Name: Eleocharis parvula japanese
- Family: Cyperaceae
- Origin: North America
- Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
- Lighting Requirements: Moderate to High
- CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
- Temperature Range: 68-82°F (20-28°C)
- pH Range: 6.0-7.5
- Propagation: Runners
1. Lighting: Eleocharis parvula japanese thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions. Adequate light is essential for promoting horizontal growth and achieving a dense carpet.
2. Substrate: Plant Japaense Dwarf Hairgrass in a nutrient-rich substrate to support its growth. A fine-grained substrate is ideal for facilitating the spread of runners.
3. CO2 and Nutrients: While it can adapt to low CO2 levels, supplementing with a low to medium CO2 injection can enhance growth. Regular fertilization with a balanced liquid fertilizer supports its nutrient requirements.
4. Pruning: Trimming the tops of the grass helps maintain a neat appearance and encourages lateral growth. Regular pruning prevents the grass from overshadowing other plants in the aquarium.
5. Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters with a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C), a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline pH between 6.0-7.5, and moderate water hardness.
6. Placement: Eleocharis parvula japanese is commonly used in the foreground of aquariums, creating a carpeting effect. Its low and fine texture makes it an excellent choice for achieving a manicured and natural look.
7. Propagation: Japanese Dwarf Hairgrass propagates through runners that extend horizontally. Once established, it sends out runners, and new grass blades will emerge along these runners, gradually filling in the substrate.
Eleocharis parvula japanese is a versatile and attractive choice for aquarists looking to create a lush carpet in their aquariums.