Lesser Creeping Rush is a very hardy, undemanding stem plant that thrives in low-light, low-tech setups and is great for beginners and experts alike!
Lesser Creeping Rush (Juncus repens) is a very adaptable stem plant that looks great in the midground and background of the planted aquarium. This hardy species produces lateral shoots and can also be propagated through replanting cuttings. It requires only low lighting, but will develop reddish hues under high lighting.
Lesser Creeping Rush can thrive in low-tech setups. This North American native plant can grow from 4 - 12 inches (10 - 25 cm) tall, so it is even versatile as far as its placement in the aquascape. It will benefit from CO2 supplementation, but this is not required.
Like most plants, Hairgrass will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, nitrogen, and other plant supplements.
This listing is for the tissue culture form of Lesser Creeping Rush. Tissue cultures are superior to traditional forms of aquarium plants in many ways. They are produced in a completely sterile environment which eliminates the possibility of them carrying pest snails or algae spores. They have a shelf life (before introduction to the aquarium) of several months if properly maintained and they are housed in a nutrient gel until introduced to the aquarium. To introduce a tissue culture plant to the aquarium, simply rinse off as much nutrient gel as possible, then plant as usual. The nutrient gel will not harm your aquarium.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Tissue cultures contain no unwanted pest animals or algae
- Rich, bright green coloration
- Easy care
- Provides protective cover for fry
- Thrives in low-tech setups
- Temperature: 39° - 82.4° F (4° - 28° C)
- pH: 6.0 - 8.0
- Lighting: Low to High
- Origin: Indigenous to North America,“cloned” in tissue cultures
- Aquarium placement: Any
- Care: Easy
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