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Eleocharis vivipara  Umbrella Hairgrass

Eleocharis vivipara Umbrella Hairgrass

Eleocharis vivipara is commonly known as sprouting spike rush, viviparous spike rush, and umbrella hairgrass.
Eleocharis vivipara is one of the taller hairgrass species available to aquatic plant hobbyists.  There are other shorter growing hairgrass such as Eleocharis acicularis (15 cm) and Eleocharis parvula (6 cm).  
Eleocharis vivipara is a tall grass plant, which can reach a height of 12 inches (30 cm) in the aquarium. It will grow into a dense mat when there is a high amount of light and carbon dioxide available.  
This plant is an easy plant to grow and does well in a large range of water conditions.  In addition to light and carbon dioxide, it prefers a temperature range of 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit , 6.5-7.2 pH.

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