Dwarf Hair Grass (the ULTIMATE Carpet Plant)

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Dwarf Hair Grass... The foreground plant you have been waiting for.

THESE ARE POTTED JUST LIKE THE PHOTOS. (You might see some a of the taller, outer edges fading with new- perfectly underwater grown growth on the outside)

We have been potting these and growing them in house for 3 months. NOW IS THE TIME TO GET A CARPET.

Yes folks.  This plant is the short growing, "I want a carpet" aquarium plant you have been waiting for.

Or have you?  Let me be 1000% honest.  This plant IS NOT a beginner plant.  If you want an easy growing carpeting plant.... then check out Dwarf Sag or Chain Swords first (in that order of easy).  This plant should be the carpeting plant you have tried AFTER the above foreground plants have been mastered.

They are well rooted due to how we put DIRT in each pot. So if you were ever going to try them- THIS IS THE PLANT- Now is the time!

This plant generally grows in extremely shallow water, on the edge of a lake or river bank... in mud.  What does that mean? It means Dwarf Hair Grass likes A LOT OF LIGHT and good substrate.

This plant is a heavy root feeder in my experience- which again- is why we dirt each little pot)

Additionally, because of its small size, it is a bit harder to keep in the substrate. (some people pin it down initially with bobby pins or little clips...don't piss the wife off using her stuff :)

I am not suggesting that people haven't grown this plant in lower light conditions...plants adapt. However, I would recommend starting it out with high amounts of light.  If you don't have a ton of light, run the water levels lower so you can get more light penetrating through down to this dwarf hair grass.

NOW- If you are keeping plants successfully, and want to give it ago...Dwarf Hair Grass does give the coolest look of any foreground plant I sell.

Care Scale of 1-10:

6 - Likes great substrate like a Flourite or Stratum....or dirt with fine gravel over it.


My experience is that this plant is a high light plant. You might be able to grow it in less light, but I wish you the best.  (Shallower tanks preferred)

Where to Plant:


NOTE: THIS PLANT LIKES A GOOD SUBSTRATE! (Dirt is king with this plant)

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 47 reviews
Michael H.
Dwarf Hair Grass

Received in pretty good condition. It has been warm, so they looked a little rough. The portions were a little small compared to others I have received in the past. I have placed. orders in the past and will order in the future.

Kind of weak

They were ok, small clumps...could have certainly hooked it up like they have in the past. I guess you win some, you lose some...

Leven Gillcoat
Love getting the hook ups from your boy D.

Got 2 pots with my order. Got here fast.

Alexander Northcutt
Beautiful and Healthy!

The plants arrived much earlier than expected. Everything was very well packaged and have been flourishing.

Happy hair grass

I ended up giving some to a friend because the grass went much further than expected! I only planted it a few days ago (gave it a little haircut as well) and it already has new root and leaf growth