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Description
Variegated Japanese Dwarf Rush
(Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus')
Quick Care FactsCare 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
Species:Species Information
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.
Aquarium Care
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.
Propagation Information
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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