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Eleocharis Vivipara | Giant Hairgrass

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Eleocharis Vivipara is commonly known as the Giant Hairgrass, the Tall Hairgrass, or the Umbrella Hairgrass. Unlike other Eleocharis species, this species doesn't propagate via runners.

Eleocharis Vivipara can be propagated via splitting, cutting off daughter plants, and replanted to the ground substrate. The leaf tip will often produce other baby plants.
Eleocharis Vivipara is a popular background plant that will grow tall to the very top of your aquarium and sway with the water current to create a jungle-style, dramatic effect for your planted tank.

  • Sold as Bare-root Plants, Bunched plants, or Potted plants 
  • Bare-root plants | loose, bare-root portion
  • Bunched plants | bundle with foam, and lead weight
  • Potted plants | potted with net pot and rock wool
  • Tall Hairgrass, perfect for background aquarium

BUY 2 GET 1 FREE* PROMOTION | Simply buy 2 quantities, we will send you 1 extra for free on eligible purchases. Offer valid on the same type of plant, no mix n' match, and on the same transaction only.

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, pesticides, grow emerged, or submerge.  

Scientific Name: Eleocharis Vivipara
Common Names: Giant Hairgrass, Tall Hairgrass, Umbrella Hairgrass
CO2: Not Required
Growth Rates: Medium
Difficulty Level: Easy
Nutrient Substrate: Required
Lighting Requirements: Medium-High
Can be grow emerged?: Yes
Can be attached to driftwood, stone, rock, aquarium decoration?: No

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Nice portion!

The giant hairgrass was in my first order with APF and I absolutely love it! I received a really nice healthy portion at a great price.


I got my order today, Plants were amazingly packed for the long trip across the USA. I was concerned with the USPS being the carrier that I would get dead plants. The team at ADF made sure that did not happen! The plants where healthy and even showed new roots in transit. I am looking forward to my next order!

Abigail Ridaught
A little brown at the roots, but hasn't died yet!

It wasn't as green as some of the other reviewers have said and was a little brown towards the roots, I'm suspecting from being tightly wrapped with lead anchors. BUT I have it planted now and it looks good so far, hopefully it bounces back!

Elijah Kraatz
Good grass!

Good portion, healthy plants.

Healthy hairgrass

It branches at the tips and spreads. Don't know if its my favorite plant because of that, but it's definitely healthy and strong growing!

Excellent quality

Came in excellent condition! Great packaging and handling!