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 568 reviews
Erin Johnson
Arrived in great shape!

Very healthy and more individual plants than I was expecting from the pot. I'm excited to get a carpet going :)

Great plants!

Really impressed with my first order from Dustin’s. Everything arrived in excellent shape and in generous portions.

Debi Cogburn
So cute, I'm ordering 2 more!

This was my first order from Dustin. These are so cute, I'm ordering 2 more to be split for my 75 & 10 gal tanks !!! I only ordered 1, should have ordered 2.
There were 6 little rooted plants in my order. Not in a little pot but as singles thrown in. I'm ok with that as they were coming out of the pot anyway.

Fast and as expected

Purchased this with the intent to grow something similar to a green grass lawn. Came fast and plants looked clean and healthy. Fish seem to like them as well

Cal Darling
Smaller than expected

Kinda thought if I’m paying $10 for a potted plant it would come full in a pot. This was like 3 or so loose plants thrown in a bag. Same goes for the tall Sagittaria I got as well. No pot or really any rock wool. Just a few loose plants thrown in a bag. The free bacopa bunches also looked beat up and leggy, but it is what it is.