Eleocharis vivipara


The umbrella hairgrass, as it is also known, is a delicate grass for the background. It has been known in aquatics for a long time, but only thanks to wonderful aquascaping layouts has this swamp plant, which forms runners, caught the attention again. The plants create the best effect when planted in large groups behind a stone structure or with other delicate stem plants. The species name vivipara: viviparous, comes from the runners on the blade tips.




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Plant profile

Genus: Eleocharis
Species: vivipara
Family: Cyperaceae
Origin: South America
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 18-26°C
Growth rate: moderate
Area: Background
Height: up to 60 cm
pH: 5-7
Water hardness: soft to moderate
Co2: 10-20 mg/l
Propagation: division