Dwarf Hairgrass Mini

Eleocharis sp. Mini / Dwarf Hairgrass Mini - Aquarium Plants Factory
Eleocharis sp. Mini / Dwarf Hairgrass Mini - Aquarium Plants Factory
Eleocharis sp. Mini / Dwarf Hairgrass Mini - Aquarium Plants Factory

Dwarf Hairgrass Mini

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Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini', also known as Eleocharis sp. 'Mini', Dwarf Hairgrass 'Mini', Eleocharis sp. Belem, or Japanese Hairgrass, is a highly sought-after aquatic plant for creating stunning foreground carpets in aquariums. This variant of hairgrass stays exceptionally compact and short, reaching approximately 3-5 cm in height, making it the shortest growing hairgrass available.

Key Features:

  • Compact Growth: Stays short at approximately 3-5 cm, making it ideal for creating dense, lush carpets.
  • Unique Leaf Shape: Leaves tend to curl downward when grown in very high light, CO2, and nutrient-rich environments.

Optimal Conditions:

  • Lighting: Thrives in very high light conditions, which encourages the compact and curling leaf growth.
  • Water Parameters: Prefers nutrient-rich environments and benefits from CO2 supplementation.


  • Runners: Easily propagates via runners, allowing it to quickly spread and form a dense, lush lawn.
  • Growth Rate: Fast-growing under optimal conditions, making it perfect for creating a vibrant carpet.

Aquarium Benefits:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds a beautiful, natural carpet effect to the foreground of your aquarium, enhancing the overall aquascape design.
  • Low Maintenance: Its compact growth and easy propagation make it suitable for both beginner and experienced aquarists.


  • Shortest Hairgrass: Currently the shortest growing hairgrass (3-5 cm), even smaller than the popular Eleocharis pusilla (Parvula).


Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini' (Dwarf Hairgrass 'Mini') is an excellent choice for aquarists seeking to create a stunning, dense carpet in their aquariums. Its compact size, unique leaf shape, and ease of propagation make it a standout addition to any aquascape. Whether you're aiming for a lush lawn or a detailed foreground, Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini' provides the perfect solution for your aquascaping needs.

Transform your aquarium with the elegant and compact beauty of Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini' and enjoy a vibrant, natural underwater landscape.

  • Bare-root Plants | one small clump, bare-root portion
  • Popular foreground plant for planted aquarium
  • Carpet-forming plant, create carpet effect for your fish tank
  • Grow via runners and can be trimmed without hurting the grass
  • Young plants grow in a controlled laboratory environment

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, and pesticides, grow emerged or submerge.

    Scientific Name

    Eleocharis sp. Mini


    Eleocharis sp. Belem

    Common Name

    Dwarf Hairgrass Mini

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    Lighting Requirements

    Medium - High


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          1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
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          Customer Reviews

          Based on 23 reviews
          Maureen Bryant (maureenb4)
          dwarf hairgrass mini

          The plants arrived quickly and in good condition, especially considering the 100-degree heat. The plants have been in my aquarium for a week and are doing well.

          Mr. Fishguy
          I like it, it gives good grass

          It makes the dirt not look like dirt and look nice and gives the aquarium a nice pattern. I like it and stuff.

          Huston Moore
          Arrived in good condition

          Looks healthy just wish you received a little bigger amount

          Elyse M.
          Great Specimen

          Great plant with fairly vigorous health. I wish there would have been a few more visible roots on it, but it arrived with other plants that had outstanding root systems, so overall I have no complaints. Still worlds better than anything I can get at my LFS! Thanks APF!

          Becca Stoller

          The plants arrived safely and in many layers of thermal packaging, which is greatly appreciated since it's currently winter. After about three days, new growth is already visible! Over all, just a very healthy set of plants here! This is my first time working with live plants, and will definitely be returning to make other selections while setting this up!

          Patrick Allen
          Unique and Healthy Plants

          Very pleased with the plants. I couldn't find these plants at my LFS. Great price, very healthy, and arrived on time. Excellent packaging.

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