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 544 reviews
Julie Hutchingson

Description said 6-8 stems but received 14 stems and a few were quite robust! Can’t wait to see them fill in.

John R
Dwarf Sagittaria Subulata

These showed and were amazing like the other plants I have gotten before from Dustin. Wish I had room for more plants!

Adam Hines

Great quality plants

Wes Vaughan
Plants arrived in great shape

Plants were healthy and well packed. Roots were in rough shape but the leaves were perfect, I'm sure they will come back just fine. My new planted tank looks amazing.
Highly recommend Dustin's for your planted tank needs.


Live in Wisconsin and even with being below freezing temps at night the purchased heat pack kept all the plants lively and looking like they just came out of the tank. Plus received extra plants in the order as a bonus. Dustin's is the only place I will ever get plants quick shipping and A+++ service