Ophiopogon Japonicus Tissue Culture (Mondo Grass)

Ophiopogon Japonicus Nana, commonly known as Dwarf Mondo Grass, is a compact variety of the popular Mondo Grass species. Known for its dense, dark green, grass-like clumps, this dwarf variety grows to only half the size of other Mondo Grass species, making it ideal for creating a lush groundcover in various settings, including Japanese gardens.
Video showing the care and maintenance of Dwarf Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon Japonicus Nana), including planting techniques, ideal terrarium environments, and tips for keeping it healthy and vibrant. The video also highlights its use in Japanese gardens and demonstrates how to propagate the plant through division
Ophiopogon Japonicus Tissue Culture (Mondo Grass)
While Dwarf Mondo Grass is often used as a live aquarium ornament, it is important to note that it is not a true aquatic plant. It can survive underwater for a month or more but will eventually die if kept submerged for extended periods. However, it excels as a terrarium plant.

Ophiopogon Japonicus Tissue Culture (Mondo Grass)

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Dwarf Mondo Grass: Perfect for Terrariums

Ophiopogon Japonicus Nana, commonly known as Dwarf Mondo Grass, is a compact variety of the popular Mondo Grass species. Known for its dense, dark green, grass-like clumps, this dwarf variety grows to only half the size of other Mondo Grass species, making it ideal for creating a lush groundcover in various settings, including Japanese gardens.

Key Features

  • Scientific Name: Ophiopogon Japonicus Nana
  • Common Name: Dwarf Mondo Grass
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Leaf Color: Dark green
  • Growth Height: 5-10 cm (2-4 inches)

Not True Aquatic

While Dwarf Mondo Grass is often used as a live aquarium ornament, it is important to note that it is not a true aquatic plant. It can survive underwater for a month or more but will eventually die if kept submerged for extended periods. However, it excels as a terrarium plant.

Ideal for Terrariums

Dwarf Mondo Grass is perfect for terrariums, thriving in both high-humidity, closed terrariums and lower-humidity, open-top terrariums. Its adaptability and attractive appearance make it a popular choice for terrarium enthusiasts.

Care and Maintenance

This plant is low-maintenance and easy to care for:

  • Light: Low to moderate
  • Humidity: Suitable for both high and low humidity environments
  • Watering: Keep soil moist but not waterlogged
  • Soil: Well-draining substrate

Versatile Uses

Dwarf Mondo Grass is versatile and can be used in various settings:

  • Groundcover: Ideal for creating a dense, green carpet in terrariums.
  • Accent Plant: Adds texture and visual interest in Japanese gardens and terrariums.
  • Terrarium Plant: Perfect for both closed and open-top terrariums due to its adaptability.


Propagation of Dwarf Mondo Grass is simple and can be done by dividing the clumps and replanting them in the desired location. This will encourage new growth and help maintain a lush, green appearance.

Dwarf Mondo Grass is a charming and practical addition to any terrarium or garden setting. Its compact size, easy maintenance, and versatility make it an excellent choice for creating a beautiful and natural-looking environment.

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    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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