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 commonly known as sprouting spike rush, viviparous spike rush, and umbrella hairgrass.
Scientific Name: Eleocharis vivipara
Common Name: Hairgrass
CO2 Requirements: Moderate
Lighting Requirements: High
Plant Arrangement: Background
Growth Rate: Moderate
Origin: North America
Water Hardness: Medium (GH = 9-13 dH)