Eleocharis Belem also known as Japanese Dwarf Hair grass and Mini Dwarf Hair Grass is probably the shortest hair grass available on the market today.
This plant looks great when planted in small groups close to each other which will eventually form a carpet-like plant mass. Eleocharis Belem is an ideal foreground plant for both large and small type aquariums.
Lighting conditions: moderate to high
Growth Length: 1.5 to 3 inches depending on light intensity (The stronger the light the shorter the plant will stay.)
Difficulty or care: Easy to moderate
Placement in an aquascape: Foreground
PH: 5.5 – 8
Temperature: 50 – 80 F
You are buying 1 pot that will cover approx a 3" by 3" area if taken out of the pot and planted in small groups. If left in the pot it will cover a 2" x 2" area.
Potted plants are better to start with then "bunched" plants as they have their entire root system intact which makes them less likely to go in to shock when transplanted into your aquarium and spread much faster.
Potted plants are started in rock wool. To plant remove as much rock wool as possible. Most of the rock wool will pull off. If you have any left and want it off shake the plants gently by holding it by the roots and shaking in water. Leaving some rock wool will help anchor the plant in your substrate.
Separate the plant into 1/8" pieces with roots and plant 1/8" to 1/4" a part in your substrate. This will leave room for the plant to propagate and spread. If you want instant gratification you can plant closer. It will take more plant to fill in the area you want to cover when planting closer.
Only plant the root in your substrate, not any of the plant itself or this can cause melting or shock, for more information on planting and care for your plants please go here