Dwarf Mondo Grass

Dwarf Mondo Grass
Dwarf Mondo Grass - Aquarium Plants Factory
Dwarf Mondo Grass - Aquarium Plants Factory
Dwarf Mondo Grass - Aquarium Plants Factory

Dwarf Mondo Grass

Regular price $4.99
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Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana', commonly known as Dwarf Mondo Grass, is a charming, compact variety of Mondo Grass, known for its dense, dark green, grass-like clumps. This dwarf species grows to about half the size of other Mondo Grass varieties, making it an ideal choice for creating lush ground cover in Japanese gardens and terrariums.

Key Features:

  • Scientific Name: Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'
  • Common Name: Dwarf Mondo Grass
  • Growth Height: 5-10 cm (2-4 inches)
  • Leaf Color: Dark green
  • Light Requirement: Low to moderate
  • Not True Aquatic: Unsuitable for long-term aquarium use

Unsuitable for Aquariums:

While Dwarf Mondo Grass is sometimes used as a live aquarium ornament due to its ability to survive underwater for a short period, it is not a true aquatic plant. It will eventually die if kept submerged for more than a month, making it unsuitable for long-term use in aquariums.

Ideal for Terrariums:

Dwarf Mondo Grass is an excellent choice for terrariums, thriving in both closed, sealed terrariums with high humidity and open-top terrariums with lower humidity. Its dense, grass-like clumps create a lush, green ground cover that adds texture and visual appeal to your terrarium setup.

Care and Maintenance:

To keep your Dwarf Mondo Grass healthy and vibrant:

  • Light: Prefers low to moderate light; avoid direct, intense lighting
  • Humidity: Adapts well to both high and low humidity environments
  • Watering: Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged; avoid letting the roots sit in standing water
  • Temperature: Prefers moderate temperatures, typical of indoor environments


  • Terrariums: Ideal for creating lush, green ground cover
  • Japanese Gardens: Perfect for adding texture and contrast
  • Decorative Planting: Great for potted arrangements and indoor plant displays

Dwarf Mondo Grass is a versatile and attractive plant that adds beauty and texture to terrariums and other decorative plantings. Its compact size and dense growth make it an excellent choice for enhancing your indoor garden environment. Whether used to create a serene terrarium landscape or add a touch of greenery to a Japanese garden, Dwarf Mondo Grass is sure to impress.

  • Sold as loose Bare-root Plants, Bunched Plants, or Potted plants
  • Bare-root plants | 1 rooted, loose plant
  • Bunched plants | 1-2 rooted plants bundle with foam, and lead weight
  • Potted plants | 1-2 rooted plants potted with net pot and rock wool

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, pesticides, grow emerged, or submerge. 

    Scientific Name

    Ophipogon japonicus 'Kyoto Dwarf'


    Ophiopogon japonicus Nana / Ophipogon japonica

    Common Name

    Dwarf Mondo Grass
    Type Rosette


    Generally small, with rosettes reaching about 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) in diameter


    Prefers cool to moderate temperatures. Can tolerate slight frost, but extreme cold should be avoided

    Native Habitat

    Boggy, acidic environments across the Northern Hemisphere, including Europe, Asia, and North America


    Keep the soil consistently moist


    Thrives in high humidity environments. Consider using a humidity tray or growing in a terrarium if the ambient humidity is low


    Ideal mix is a combination of sphagnum moss and sand to mimic its natural bog environment

    Lighting Requirements

    Prefers full sun to partial shade. Ensure it receives at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily


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        24 Hours Live Arrival Guarantee* - In a rare case of live stocks dead on arrival, we must be notified within 24 hours by the same day of delivery. Please take clear photos of the damaged product and send it to us within 24 hours.  Live Arrival Guarantee will be void after 24 hours of delivery. All replacements are considered final and we will not replace the replacement.

        1. Picture requirements: Take at least 2 clear photos of damaged product in their original, unopened & sealed transparent packing and send photos and orders information to our email within 24 hours: aquariumplantsfactory@gmail.com 
        2. Please do not take picture of damaged plants, or animals in your aquarium. Once they have been introduced to your aquarium's ecosystem. It is no longer covered by our guarantee.

        Please be aware that our Live Arrival Guarantee is subject to certain conditions. Specifically, the guarantee will not be applicable in cases where the package is marked as 'invalid address', 'undeliverable' or is 'returned to sender.' This includes situations such as a vacant delivery address, a missing apartment number, or any other issues that prevent the postal service from delivering your package.

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        Please keep in mind that Live Arrival Guarantee only guarantees that live stocks will be alive upon arrival. We cannot guarantee that you will continue to have success with them. Many factors, including the aquarium environment, water quality, nutrient, temperature, lighting, filter, and CO2 system, can contribute to the failure to grow live plants and live animals.



        Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.

        However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.

        1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
        2. We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
        3. We don't guarantee your aquarium success or are responsible for your aquarium inhabitant including but not limited to fish, shrimp, snail, turtle, etc. So please quarantine all plants when use!
        4. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be grow emerged or submerge.
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        Customer Reviews

        Based on 4 reviews
        Michael Lotenero

        The plant is perfect

        Nicole Rossetti

        Very pleased with my order, I will be a return customer for sure


        Healthy and beautiful



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