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 482 reviews
Casey Benner
Looking better than I hoped

Couldn't be happier with size or quality

Casey Flynt
First batch died in shipping, replacements look great!

My original order of dwarf sag died in shipping, but the top-notch customer service at DFTs replaced them quickly, and the new order look happy and healthy now in my tank. I also got a good 10 stems in my order, so they're quite generous.

Kevin S.
All in good condition

Very healthy with ample roots so they were easy to plant, Very pleased once again.

Joseph H
Dwarf Sagittaria

Nice healthy portions. Arrived quickly and in great shape. Stuck them in one of my grow out tanks, and looking forward to adding them to my main tank someday, after they've acclimated. Very happy with purchase!

Robert Lamey

You always get more than expected when order from Dustin this is my 3rd time now the dawrf sag was ok got a good bunch but half of it melted away even with root tabs, fertilizer, and hygger full spectrum light honestly i think its hit or miss with plants most of previous plants are doing great but again some of them melted away died