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Eleocharis Vivipara
  • Eleocharis Vivipara

Eleocharis Vivipara

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Common Name: Thin Hair Grass Long

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Medium

Light Demand: Medium

Co2 Demand: Low

Fertilizer Demand: Low

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Plant Pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions. Plants Sent are grown in Farms in Emmersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Plant/Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When they are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures

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Description: Eleocharis vivipara, commonly known as Tall Hairgrass or Giant Hairgrass, is an aquatic plant renowned for its tall and graceful appearance. As a member of the Cyperaceae family, this plant is native to various regions, including North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Characterized by its long, thin blades, Eleocharis vivipara creates an elegant and natural look in aquariums, particularly when planted as background vegetation.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Eleocharis vivipara
  • Family: Cyperaceae
  • Origin: North America, South America, Europe, Asia
  • Difficulty Level: 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, division

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Eleocharis vivipara thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions. Providing ample light is crucial for promoting upright growth and maintaining a vibrant green color.

2. Substrate: While this species is adaptable to various substrates, a nutrient-rich substrate can contribute to its overall health and growth. Ensure that the substrate allows for the establishment of runners.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: Tall Hairgrass can adapt to low CO2 levels, but supplementing with a low to medium CO2 injection can enhance its growth. Regular fertilization with a balanced liquid fertilizer supports its nutrient requirements.

4. Pruning: Unlike shorter hairgrass varieties, Eleocharis vivipara benefits from occasional trimming to maintain a tidy appearance. Trim the tops of the blades as needed.

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 vivipara is well-suited for the background or midground of aquariums, where its tall and slender blades create a visually appealing vertical element. Plant it in groups for a more impactful display.

7. Propagation: Propagate Eleocharis vivipara through runners and division. As the plant matures, it sends out runners, and new plantlets will develop along these runners. Division of mature clumps can also be done to create new plantings.

8. Challenges: While Eleocharis vivipara is considered moderately challenging, providing stable conditions and proper care helps ensure its success. Attention to lighting, nutrient levels, and occasional pruning contributes to its overall health.

Eleocharis vivipara adds a touch of grace and height to aquariums, making it a sought-after choice for aquarists aiming to create lush and natural underwater landscapes. Its slender blades sway gently in the water, creating a sense of movement and contributing to the overall aesthetics of freshwater tanks.



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