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Sagittaria subulata

Awl-leaf arrowhead

Sagittaria subulata

Awl-leaf arrowhead

  • Grasslike fore- and middleground plant
  • Forms dense groups
  • Undemanding
  • Can be used in many different ways
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Description

The Narrow-leaved arrowhead is an undemanding grass-like plant for the middle- and background that soon forms dense groups thanks to its underground runners. It may be a bit unpredictable, as it may form a quite short lawn with lots of light and limited nutrient supply, however it develops 30 cm long leaves when the population gets dense and macronutrient supply is good. The submerged leaves are strap-shaped and up to 5 mm wide. In the aquarium it can grow a long flower stalk if the conditions are good. Its small white flowers will open outside the water.

Sagittaria subulata is one of the "longest-serving" aquarium plants. It is ideal for low-tech or no-tech tanks without a CO2 supplying system; it tolerates a high carbonate hardness, also its light demands are moderate. However Sagittaria subulata is somewhat susceptible to iron deficiency, manifesting in pale new leaves. This aquatic plant from North America is also very temperature tolerant, suitable for tropical as well as cold water tanks. With its low demands, it is particularly recommended for aquarium beginners.

Although it is sometimes recommended as a lawn in the aquarium foreground, it does not remain short in the long run. For that purpose we rather recommend the form Sagittaria subulata "Pusilla". The normal Sagittaria subulata is well suited to form large, naturally appearing, grass-like thickets in the middle- and background. However care must be taken that the plant does not overrun slow-growing, smaller plants with its runners.

Sagittaria subulata originates from the east of the USA and from South-America, where it grows in fresh well as in brackish water. Especially in estuaries it has been known to form vast meadows. This arrowhead species is a longstanding, very popular aquarium plant cultivated by most of the major aquatic plant nurseries and regularly found in trade. Those plants sold under the name Sagittaria pusilla are said to stay smaller than "normal" S. subulata, however, there is reason to believe that they are not different from true S. subulata. Some nurseries also use the trade name "Sagittaria teres" or "S. terres". True S. teres, however, is a totally different species that probably isn't cultivated under aquarium conditions so far.

S. subulata is very easy in cultivation, only needs moderate light and tolerates rather hard alkaline water. (read more)

Common names Awl-leaf arrowhead, Narrow-leaved arrowhead, Dwarf Sagittaria
Synonyms Alisma subulatum L., Sagittaria pusilla Nuttall
Misapplied names Sagittaria teres, Sagittaria terres
Complete botanical name Sagittária subuláta (L.) Buchenau
Family Alismataceae
Genus Sagittaria
Difficulty very easy
Usage Background, Midground
Aquascaping forms a grass-like lawn
Growth fast
pH value 5 - 9
Temperature tolerance 4 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness 2 - 30°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Runners
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Common names
Awl-leaf arrowhead, Narrow-leaved arrowhead, Dwarf Sagittaria
Synonyms
Alisma subulatum L., Sagittaria pusilla Nuttall
Misapplied names
Sagittaria teres, Sagittaria terres
Complete botanical name
Sagittária subuláta (L.) Buchenau
Family
Alismataceae
Genus
Sagittaria
Difficulty
very easy
Usage
Background, Midground
Aquascaping
forms a grass-like lawn
Growth
fast
pH value
5 - 9
Temperature tolerance
4 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness
2 - 30°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Runners
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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Item no.
135.0161.00
EAN
Weight 0,10 kg
Shipping weight 0,10 kg

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Matthijs S.
Great value
27th August 2015
Sagittaria subulata - 1-2-GROW!
Sagittaria subulata - 1-2-GROW!

Another great value product, containing many small plantlets, my pot had at least 50! As always the plants arrived quickly and well packaged.

Marisa G.
Super
8th April 2018
Sagittaria subulata - 1-2-GROW!
Sagittaria subulata - 1-2-GROW!

Super schnell da gewesen! Auch die Verpackung von Aquasabi war mal wieder mit viel Liebe zum Detail gestaltet! Vielen Dank dafür!!! (read more)