Eleocharis Acicularis (Hairgrass)

Eleocharis Acicularis

Eleocharis Acicularis is probably far better known as hairgrass and is an outstanding plant to use for adding the final touch to a well-laid-out aquarium. The best effect could be obtained by planting it near to a rock.

The thin hair-like leaves reach an average length of 5 in., and look their greatest when planted in a thick clump, even though care should be taken to make certain that water and light can freely reach the base of the leaves, otherwise they turn yellow and decay.

Thickets formed in this way supply an outstanding retreat for baby fish. It propagates by runners in a comparable method to Vallisneria.