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Sagittaria subulata

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Dwarf sag is part of the Sagittaria genus and its scientific name is Sagittaria subulata.

Dwarf sag is a great plant for a begining aquatic gardener. It is undemanding and will adjust it’s growth to fit the tanks parameters. It grows fast and may quickly take over a small tank if not trimmed. It can tolertate brackish conditions. In the wild it may bloom from midsummer through winter.

Dwarf sag grows as a perennial and is an aquatic. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Expect blooming to occur in mid summer.

United States is believed to be where Dwarf sag originates from.

Dwarf sag is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Dwarf sag have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Dwarf sag

  • Fluorescent

  • Very High

Max height depends on growing conditions. In some tanks it will stay under 2", in others it may exceed a foot.

Plant in a location that enjoys artificial lighting and remember to water very often. Dwarf sag requires a sandy soil with a ph of 5.0 - 7.5 - it grows best in moderately acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

See our list of companion Plants for Dwarf sag to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Dwarf sag from seed

Soil temperature should be kept higher than 22°C / 72°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Dwarf sag

This plant reproduces by sending out runners.

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Other names for Dwarf sag

Dwarf sagittaria, Narrow leaf sag, Awl-leaf arrowhead,

Sagittaria subulata (L.) Buchenau


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