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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More stems then I was anticipating!

I almost got tired of planting it I received so much. Gave me enough to spread it across the foreground of my 15 gallon and should provide me a carpet in no time.

All plants came in robust and healthy!

Everything looked really good coming in (sagittaria subulata, water sprite, cryptocoryne mioya, bacopa monnieri) and there was more of it than I thought there'd be.

Great care given to my shipments

I received my second shipment of plants from you today. All plants from both shipments were in great shape! Lots of new growth from the first shipment and I can’t wait for the dwarf sagittaria to fill in. Thank you for taking the time and care these plants need to be shipped across the country.

Arrived well

Dwarf sag arrived in good condition. Nice amount with very little melt.
I have not planted it yet, just wrapped some plant weights around the bunch and sunk it in my 10 gallon.
It is doing well and have no doubt it will be just fine until I get around to separating and planting in the next couple weeks.

Never order the week before Christmas!

I purchased this item as a part of Dustin's $5 Sale and "December 18th is the last day we ship this season"...thing. This particular plant arrived in fairly good condition 6 days later. I hope that it makes it. Lesson learned.