Dwarf Sagittaria

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Dwarf Sagittaria is a fairly easy plant to grow, requiring only moderate light. This plant species can tolerate quite hard, alkaline water conditions. Also, this plant species does well in non-CO2 aquaria, although CO2 injection does greatly enhance growth. Either a rich substrate or rich water column with ample amounts of phosphate, nitrate, potassium, and iron/micronutrients will produce the best results. This plant is especially finicky about iron levels and will show deficiencies with yellowing leaves. Intense lighting will bring out reddish leaf apexes.
Planted densely, the 0.5cm wide leaves have the ability to grow to 60cm. Less dense plantings keeps the leaves short, in the 5-10cm range. "S. subulata" is a fast grower, and as it propagates by runners, it can quickly form a dense carpet. Sometimes, this plant will send long flower stems to the surface which bear small white flowers.



Care Level: Easy
Lighting: Moderate
Placement: Mid-ground
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.5-7.5
Propagation: Runners
Max. Size: 1'
Color Form: Green
Supplements: High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer, Substrate Fertilizer
Origin: Farm Raised, USA
Family: Alismataceae


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  • 4

    Posted by Tracie Abron on 24th Nov 2020

    I bought a couple of these, not realizing how small they were! I put them in the aquarium and after a couple of days its look to be stand up and loving its new environment! Might get a couple more once I see how these grow!

  • 2
    Dwarf Sagittaria says it all.

    Posted by Melvin Davidson on 4th Nov 2017

    I know the price was only $2.99 for this plant but I thought I'd at least get a couple of stems of this plant. I got one stem approximately 3 inches long which appears healthy. I just hope that stem doesn't die because I don't have a backup if it doesnt.

  • 4
    Dwarf Sagittaria and other

    Posted by Barbara on 31st Mar 2016

    The dwarf sagittaria truly is very small (just like everyone else said). I'm sure I cannot root it in my gravel, but perhaps I can pot it in sand. All the plants were smaller than I expected--just young plants probably--but certainly healthy. The moneywort roots were just started and only 1/8" . Plants were healthy and green. *****I am over-all happy with my order*****The Snails arrived happy, healthy, and still moist. They flipped right side up within 10 seconds of hitting the bottom of the tank and moved around. 3-star plants because of size. 5+ star live snails because they were perfect+ !!! wow!

  • 2
    Buy the potted one

    Posted by Dustin Rhoades on 14th Jan 2016

    Im almost positive its a better value since all I received was a small plant with 3 leaves...That being said I was satisfied with the rest of my order overall just disappointed I was to cheap to throw $2 more dollars in.

  • 3
    Dwarf Sagittaria

    Posted by Unknown on 29th Mar 2015

    Honestly was a much smaller plant than I expected, but maybe I expected too much for $2.99? It's a nice plant, but whenever I order something of this type I'm disappointed with the size or amount that arrives.

  • 5
    Pro Plants from a Pro source

    Posted by kevin hayes on 2nd Apr 2014

    I am more than happy with my order, it arrived very quickly and extremely healthy with no browning or die off what so ever, The roots were every bit as long as the plant itself, If your comparing elsewhere... DONT, you wont find a better deal or quality, trust me i tried!

  • 5
    Healthy and thriving

    Posted by Lin on 14th Dec 2013

    The dwarf sag have excellent roots, arrived well packed and are thriving in my tank. Only thing wrong is I should have ordered more! Thanks!

  • 5
    Great Plants

    Posted by Tj on 8th Dec 2013

    They arrived very healthy & they were packaged very well.