• Sagittaria subulata

     

    QUICK NOTES:

    Difficulty: Easy

    Type: Stolon

    Size: 5 – 50cm in height

    Position and Usage: Foreground to background placement

    Growth rate: Fast

    Lighting: 2/5 - 4/5

    Water Conditions: 22 - 28°C; pH of 6.5 to 7.5 recommended

    CO2: Recommended but not required

    Propagation: Runners

    Special Requirements: Iron supplementation

    Sagittaria subulata

    C$12.98Price
    • Native to South America, Sagittaria subulata is an adaptable and undemanding marsh plant well-suited to beginner hobbyists. Also referred to as ‘Dwarf Sagittaria,’ S. subulata has narrow, grass-like leaves and can be kept as a short and dense carpet in the foreground of a tank. However, given variable tank conditions, this species can surpass 30 cm in height. Low light conditions inhibit vertical growth whereas intense lighting encourages it, as will CO2 supplementation.

      Individual specimens may be planted 2 to 4 cm apart. Over time, S. subulata will propagate autonomously through runners and gaps between specimens will fill. These runners can be pinched off and replanted to control or confine the thick, carpet-like growth. We recommend both substrate and water column fertilization as S. subulata is very sensitive to iron deficiencies and will quickly fade or yellow when iron levels are low.