Eriocaulon sp. "Japan Needle Leaf"

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Background, Midground, Specimen plant
Difficulty: easy
Growth: medium
Range and localities: 

unclear, probably not native to Japan

Height: 20 - 40 cm
Width: 5 - 20 cm

Availability [?]: 
  • occasionally available commercially
  • occasionally available from other aquarists

  • Eriocaulon sp. 'from Japan'

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
  • rhizome or creeping stem
Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Poales
Family: Eriocaulaceae
Genus: Eriocaulon

References and further reading:
  1. Article from Massimo Iannella on Eriocaulon sp. ''Japan Needle Leaf'' on, 21 March 2011 (accessed 05 March 2013)
Light medium to high 
Temperature tolerance 21 to 26 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 12 °dKH
pH value 5 to 7 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 20 to 40 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: medium

Propagation: Proliferating inflorescences, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: unknown

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: unknown

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