View Full Version : Plant Newbie needs help ID'ing plant

08-11-2012, 01:50 AM
Hello, I am new to aquariums and need help identifying this plant.
Thanks in advance.


Cory Catfish
08-11-2012, 02:16 AM
I could be really, really off but that could be Mondo Grass, which is often sold as an aquatic plant but is actually not.

Actually it looks a lot like it.

Just a thought.

08-11-2012, 02:23 AM
I think that Mondo grass is a little bit skinnier in leaf width and it sold much taller. This looks like some kind of sword.

Is there a thick root system?

08-11-2012, 02:56 AM

Dwarf Sagittaria AKA Sagittaria subulata.

08-11-2012, 03:02 AM
it does have thick roots.

08-11-2012, 03:11 AM
Is it dwarf sag?

08-11-2012, 12:52 PM
Is it dwarf sag?

It looks like mondo grass, now that I have had a examples to compare to. Is this bad to have in an aquarium fully submerged?

Lady Hobbs
08-11-2012, 12:56 PM
Put it in a flower pot. It will not grow underwater anyway. Mondo is used for around borders and driveways in the yard.

It was probably sold at the fish store for terrariums.

08-11-2012, 08:35 PM
Mondo Grass. Works great in modern landscapes, not so great in aquariums. If you live in zone 6 or higher, you can plant it outside. I made the same mistake thinking it was Saggitaria. Be careful, a good amount of those colorful plants in tanks aren't actually aquatic. Makes it even more confusing when they sell terrestrial plants that look like aquatics.