25 Sagittaria subulata "Dwarf Grass" Plants
Very hardy plant, native to South America.
Height: Usually only upto 10cm (4"), but can grow to 30cm (12") in exceptional circumstances - typically grows as a low "carpet", but can shoot upwards when well established and flowering (grows a floating flower stalk).
Light: Medium - Bright
Substrate: Shallow 20mm+, Virtually any from sand to medium gravel (NOT Coral Sand/Gravel!)
Fertilisation: Minimal, Root Tabs, Fish Waste
Movement/CO2: Seems to prefer light water movement, CO2 not important
Water Hardness: Very Soft - Hard, not very picky about water conditions
pH: 6.0 - 8.0
Water Temperature: 15-30 oC (59-80 oF), Prefers Cool Tropical (18-24 oC)
Propagation: Runners, Easy, Self Propagates in Good Conditions
Difficulty: Very Easy Provided Simple Demands Met
- Not to be confused with the more commonly available Vallisneria species, Sagittaria species have thicker leaves with a blunter end, they are generally slower growing, but are tougher, making them more suited to keeping with fish such as Goldfish that may nibble on plant leaves.
- When planting trim roots back slightly and carefully cut off any dead/damaged leaves, be careful to dig a big enough hole for the roots, place plant in hole and fill in around crown gently, then very gently tug upwards by leaves until crown is slightly ABOVE substrate and plant is held in place by roots, which should also be aligned pointing downwards by this same process.
- Burying the crown of this plant (or planting it bunched in lead!) is likely to make it rot.
- Forms dense clumps in good conditions, if these clumps get too overcrowded, thin out some of the plants and spread them out.
- This plant has a well deserved reputation for being indestructible, but care is needed to get it established initially, once growing well it will withstand a lot of abuse and is very undemanding and attractive.
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Do we know what we are talking about? Mostly, yes, I personally have nearly 30 years experience in the field (not that I'm THAT old, just I started very young!), aquatic plants are a passion that has taken me all over the world and involved many years of trial and error growing them in fishtanks - sometimes successfully, often not - I'm still learning like everyone else - selling them on eBay is a pleasure, not just a way to make money, and I hope I can help dispel many of the odd myths (and outright lies) out there and help you to enjoy growing them too!
As you've probably noticed we aren't showing you pictures of gorgeous 'planted' tanks set up by professionals for a photoshoot, all our photos are taken by ourselves of our own plants (which is why the photos aren't perfect, although the plants are as near to perfection as you'll get!).
What you see in our photographs is what your plants will look like in reality, you won't get something unrecognisable. You CAN turn these plants into a thriving forest, but we can't do that automatically for you, you still have to do the hard part, our Aquatic Plant Growing Guides might help here though, so please read them - and vote!
We order our plants direct from small nurseries in the Far East (Malaysia, Thailand, Borneo, China) and they are of the best quality and extremely fresh. Our prices are low because we buy plants in direct (not via some middleman) and because we don't place a huge mark up on them. Our prices are not cheap because we cut corners - please check out our feedback to confirm this - our feedback is consistently good, month after month after month.
IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE:
- All of your plants will be hand picked for quality. We store them in well lit tanks and never hold them for more than a few days before posting them. The total time it takes the plants to get from a nursery in the tropics to you is usually considerably less than a week!
- We can not ship live plants to Europe or the rest of the World, please do not bid if you live outside the UK.
- We do not ship plant orders recieved after noon on Weds until the following Monday, because of potential delays in delivery over the weekend, if you would like to recieve your plants by the weekend please order before noon on the proceeding Weds. Orders are sent first class and usually arrive within 24-48 hours.
Your plants will be sent by first class post, bagged to keep them moist and carefully packed in a box to prevent them getting crushed. They should be okay packaged this way for several days and won't suffer from being chilled (so long as they are not frozen), but obviously the sooner they are in your tank the better. They will come in one box which is small enough to fit through most post boxes (although there are so many different sizes of post box out there we aren't guaranteeing anything).
If you follow our guides:
AND provide the right conditions as described AND don't have fish that will destroy them, at least Most of the plants in this collection WILL grow in your fishtank.
Please see our shop and other listings for further plants and aquatic items, we are always happy to combine them to reduce P&P and we have the same listings in the shop to allow multiple purchases.
If you are interested in ANY aquatic plants not listed by us, then please email us and if we can we will order them for you, we will require at least two weeks notice and payment up front, and we can't guarantee the availability of any plant (we will however repay you for any plants that are not currently available). We can import over 400 species of aquatic plants, loose, potted etc..., including many rare and hard to get hold of varieties so please contact us.