Eleocharis acicularis


The needle rush Eleocharis acicularis is found all over the world. It is a particularly lithe, grass-like plant for the foreground. It prefers cooler water, but does grow perfectly well at higher temperatures. Side runners shoot out, over time, to produce a thick carpet of plants. When bedding in plants cultivated in the emersed state, we recommend cutting them back severely and dividing any dense plantings. Plant the cut rootstock at 5 cm intervals. The first submersed blades will appear after just a few days.




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Plant profile

Genus: Eleocharis
Species: acicularis
Family: Cyperaceae
Origin: Cosmopolitan
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: moderate
Area: Foreground
Height: up to 15 cm
pH: 5-8
Water hardness: very soft to hard
Co2: 10-20 mg/l
Propagation: runners