ELEOCHARIS PARVULA, also known as Dwarf Hair Grass, is a beautiful foreground plant that creates that lawn looks that so many aquarium plant lovers are after. This plant can be cut to any length without hurting the leaves.
Hardiness: Easy to moderate
Light Needs: Medium to high
Plant Structure: Rosette
Size: Height: 10-15cm (4-6 in)
Growth Rate: Medium
You are buying one 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" apart 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 plants 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