Dwarf Sagittaria Subulata (Easiest Foreground Plant)

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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

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Customer Reviews

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Melody Joyce
Sweet little buggers!

I'm very happy with the dwarf sags I received. They all look strong and healthy. See photo, they're the little guys scattered around in front of the driftwood. Can't wait for them to settle in and take over!

Daunte D.
Love it!

I just recently got tired of my cyperus helferi and needed a new grass-type plant for my scape. I saw the sagittaria and immediately knew that was it. The order shipped very fast, came in amazing condition, and looked just like the picture. 10/10 would buy again (and will soon because I'm in need of more).

J Roger Ritzman
Fast shipment

Generous portion. Plants extremely heathy, Excellent root systems. Am sure all will thrive.

Steve C.
Great plants!

When I started my planted tank, I began with a few "brand name" plants from one of the big box pet stores. They didn't have much of a selection, and I ended up with just a few plants, when I wanted that "jungle look". One day an ad for DFT popped up on Facebook, and checked out their website: the photos looked great, the prices were good, and there were lots of good reviews, so I thought I'd pick out a nice selection. They were delivered quickly, in good condition, and wow -- they looked great! (And still do, now in my tank.) Big, full plants, which made my big box store plants look anemic. And there were extras, as well. I did notice that there was one plant type I ordered that didn't get included, and I thought maybe they sent the extras in lieu of that one. I contacted them, and heard back right away: no, the missing plants were just overlooked. They apologized and sent them out within a couple of days. These also came well packed and in good condition - along with another "extra" plant - and are now in residence in my tank. Meanwhile, the plants I received first appear to be growing like crazy already! I definitely have that jungle look now! I'm very happy with DFT, and would happily buy from them again and heartily recommend them!

Dwarf Sag

I received my dwarf sag and put it in my tank! It looks perfect and is very healthy. I love it!