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Hairgrass Dwarf (Elecharis Acicularis)

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Haigrass Dwarf (Eleocharis Acicularis) 

Eleocharis Acicularis, commonly known as Hairgrass, is a grass-like plant whose height will vary depending on the intensity of lighting. Brigher or more intense light will produce a shorter plant. The plant produces fine grassy leaves.

Care & Maintenance for Haigrass Dwarf

This is an easy to grow plant provided that its requirement are met. The plant likes good substrate, fertilization and light. Keep the plant clean of debris to make it look its best, prevent it from decaying or inhibiting its growth. Having scavenging fish like corydoras catfish helps quite a bit as these fish will disturb and/or remove the dirt as they look for food.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate - Strong
  • Temperature Range: 72-82°F
  • Tank Placement: Foreground

Haigrass looks best when planted in small groups in the foreground areas of the aquarium. It should be allowed to spread. Provided with good conditions, the plant will spread through runners and will create an attractive "lawn" effect in the aquarium.

Hairgrass Dwarf is also available potted. We offer many other carpetting plants for sale and they can be found here.

Plants at Modern Aquarium

At Modern Aquarium, we strive to bring you healthy, beautiful specimens in every order. While the photos on our website are just examples of what you will receive, we do examine each plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new specimen, or the best starter plants for your tank, reach out to us any time!

Reviews (21)

  • 5
    Plants are awesome !!!
    Posted by Grisel palomino on 29 Feb 2024

    So all the plants in my blackwater were purchased here and i love them!!! I love how lively they are and i most of all love the good bacterias brought into my tank little critters like a worm that my betta ate right away xD and some tiny little snails too!! I was able to cut up the hornwort and put it in my tiny tank as well

  • 4
    Fast grower
    Posted by Donald Shinn on 13 Sep 2023

    A decent-sized bundle. Easily divided into five smaller clumps for planting. Each of those smaller clumps is now sending out runners and new shoots in less than a week in the tank. May take over my tank if it keeps growing like this. Just four stars as the shipped plant was about 60%green and 40% brown stems. It's growing great now though. All five divisions are growing like mad.

  • 4
    Good sized bundle!
    Posted by Lauren on 18 May 2023

    My hairgrass dwarf was about an inch thick at the base and I was able to split the plant into two for my foreground. It has been about a month, and my snails have not yet uprooted my hairgrass! My bundle came snail free, but needed to be rinsed due to the supplier's substrate at the base of the plant, which was part of the reason I needed to separate the plant into two bunches. Very easy to take care of and definitely recommend for beginners!

  • 5
    Posted by Paul on 23 Nov 2022


  • 5
    Healthy Plant
    Posted by Stephanie Tomlinson on 20 Nov 2022

    It came ready to be planted and is doing great.

  • 5
    Hairgrass dwarf
    Posted by Anne Simmons on 28 Oct 2022

    I like this so much, I now have it in two tanks. When it arrives, the clumps look disappointingly small, but as soon as you plant them they fan out. After a couple of months they will start to spread, even without CO2.

  • 5
    Dwarf Hairgrass
    Posted by Crystal on 31 Mar 2022

    Very pleased with the dwarf hairgrass, I purchased what I thought I would need to cover my new aquascape and I had more than enough. All healthy and looking great!!

  • 5
    Beautiful hairgrass
    Posted by Alec Chan on 17 Feb 2022

    This hairgrass is really beautiful and high quality, they also are quite tall so they’re great accent pieces for your planted tanks! Highly recommend buying from Modern Aquarium!

  • 5
    Posted by Robyn Stetsko on 10 Dec 2021

    Seriously beautiful specimens. Very happy to have ordered from here and will again!

  • 5
    No complaints
    Posted by Liz on 4 Nov 2021

    Arrived quickly, alive, healthy, and identical to picture. 5 stars for for quality and product being as described, despite plant diversity, it arrived almost identical to the picture which I appreciate, as it is common in this hobby to receive items different than pictured.

  • 5
    Dwarf hairgrass
    Posted by ANDY HALKO on 31 Aug 2021

    I have purchased hair grass several times for my shrimp tank. They have always arrived healthy and are doing very well. I also recommend that you purchase rooting tabs. Very pleased!

  • 5
    Dwarf Hair Grass
    Posted by Meredith Layhe on 18 Aug 2021

    Arrived very healthy looking and has taken to the tank wonderfully!