Variegated Japanese Dwarf Rush
(Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus')
Quick Care Facts
• Care Level: Easy • Lighting:Low to Medium • Maximum Size: 12"
• Placement: Midground • Water Conditions: 62-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
• Propagation: Rhizome Division, Shoots • Color Forms: Green, Tan
Supplements: High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer
• Origin: Asia • Family: Araceae
Native Habitat and Species Information
Variegated Japanese Dwarf Rush native habitat, distribution, behavior & aquarium compatibility.
Variegated Japanese Dwarf Rush is native to Asia and has stiff, grass-like, green leaves with cream striping that grows in dense groups. This is a great species for a tank with Herbivorous fish and/or Cichlids as most fish tend to leave this tough plant alone.
How to successfully keep Variegated Japanese Dwarf Rush in the home aquarium.
Variegated Japanese Dwarf Rush is a slow grower that is very tough and can withstand a wide range of water temperatures as well as being able to tolerate partial shade to moderate lighting. Variegated Japanese Dwarf Rush requires at least 1.5 to 2 watts per gallon of light provided by full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs. Regular dosing of high quality liquid fertilizers and a nutrient-rich substrate is recommended for optimal growth and health.
How to propagate and grow Variegated Japanese Dwarf Rush.
Variegated Japanese Dwarf Rush mainly propagates via rhizome division; simply cut the plant at the rhizome with very sharp, sterilized scissors. It's recommended to place the newly cut divisions in a pot for a few weeks so they can develop before transplanting them to the aquarium substrate.
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