Acorus gramineus

Japanese rush

Aquarium suitability: restricted
Usage: Semi-emersed plant for open tanks
Growth: very slow
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Height: 10 - 50 cm
Width: 10 - 20 cm

Availability [?]: 
  • frequently available commercially

Common names: 
  • Japanese rush
  • Japanese sweet flag
  • Dwarf sedge
  • Grass-leaved sweet flag
  • Grassy-leaved sweet flag

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
  • rhizome or creeping stem
  • emergent aquatic plant
Botanical name [?]: Ácorus gramíneus Solander

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Acorales
Family: Acoraceae
Genus: Acorus


Various varieties of Japanese sweet flag, Acorus gramineus, have been available in the aquarium trade for many years. This plant is unsuitable for long-term submersed cultivation, though.

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