Star Grass….or the long winded….Heteranthera zosterifolia
Cant tell you a whole lot about where it is from. I do know this plant is hardy and can handle almost what ever you want to put it through. I have grown it in my high light aquariums with it growing like crazy and I’ve had it in my lower lighted tanks. It’s grown there too.
In the 50/50 (half dirt, half gravel) it has show to grow better in dirt (DUH?) BUT did grow in the gravel as well.
I think it has a good affect when it is grown and cut low for a more carpeting affect. Though I am lazy and don’t do this much…
Star Grass is a solid plant for beginners if you can get your hands on it. I have some from time to time that you are more than welcome to. You can do a bunch with Star Grass once it gets rolling in your tank.