Eleocharis montevidensis

Eleocharis montevidensis is a native plant to North America.  Commonly found in marshy areas of the Southern United States Eleocharis montevidensis makes an excellent, airy, background plant in the aquarium.  Sold under the common name of giant hairgrass, separate clusters of three of four pots to start your background and then allow it to expand by runners.

Common Name:     Giant hairgrass

Family Name:          Cyperaceae

Native To:                North America

Lighting:                  Low-moderate

Requirements:          Undemanding

Growth Form:           Upright, spreading by runner

Growth Rate:            Moderate

True Aquatic:            Yes

Placement in Tank:   Background

Available As:              Potted