Acorus gramineus pusillus

This is the smaller of the Acorus species. This is not an easy plant to maintain in the aquarium for a long time. It needs good lighting and a fairly fine substrate with clay in it. These plants do not like thier rhizome to be covered by the substrate as this can lead to rotting and slowed growth. Once established these plants should be disturbed as little as possible. Acorus can be propagated by cutting the rooted rhizome and planting the cut off pieces. This species does not seem to flower readily and when it does does not seem to set seed when in cultivation.

Acorus gramineus pusillis