Dwarf Sagittaria Subulata (Easiest Foreground Plant)

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NOTE: The POTTED variety is potted in house and can be seen in the photos labeled "AS OF 8/18/23"

You have to try Sagittaria subulata more commonly known as Dwarf Sagittaria, especially if are just getting into the hobby. It is one of my favorite plants because it grows like crazy. It looks and grows like grass. Dwarf Sagittaria will keep growing and growing with runners on your tank.

It stays short and only gets about 3-5 inches tall so you can run it as a nice fore to mid ground plant. When I first got Dwarf Sagittaria I spread it out pretty thinly in a wide open space in my 125 gallon planted tank. It soon grew in full and started to head into other parts of the tank that I didn't exactly want it to grow into.

Dwarf Sag is one of my top 5 favorite aquarium plants. Anyone who wants a great hardy plant should give Dwarf Sagittaria or Dwarf Sag a try. 6-8 stems or more I usually have a ton of this so you gotta try it out…Great grower. 1st plant I did for Species Sunday. Its awesome.

Looking for a replacement for sag? Try Tenellus(Microsword)

NOTE: We are now pleased to carry the bigger beautiful cousin of this great plant.

Check out Saggitaria Teres (it gets purple under super high light) It looks cool with Dwarf Sag as well :)

Care Scale of 1-10:

1.5 (grows better in good substrate or you can plant in plain gravel)


Grows fine in low light, but creates a carpet faster in higher light

Temps: Can handle pretty much anything from 65 to 85. Pretty amazingly easy plant.

Where to Plant:

Foreground. Plant the root structure directly into the substrate.

Don't Forget To Buy our Growth Juice and Iron Supplements for your plants!!

Customer Reviews

Based on 556 reviews
Lisa Pyfferoen
Dwarf sag

The plants looked good and had several pieces in each pot!


This plant wasn't in a good of condition when it arrived, but still decent.

Brett Dalton
Another Good One

Received this as part of a bundle order. Wasn’t too sure how I felt about it…it arrived healthy and in good shape, just wasn’t sure how I felt about it. Well, I’ve since order two more…this is a really cool foreground plant that is slowly spreading. Took a short time to adjust to my tank but is thriving now.

Looks good from my end

They’re already growing new sprouts after day 3 in the tank. Very good

Dennis Herndon
Worst sag I’ve seen ever

The dwarf Sag was so pale almost completely yellow. They also were so tiny it was almost impossible to plant them and the quantity of stems that I received was ridiculous for the price I paid. And I even bought two.
All the other plant in the order were great