Utricularia Graminifolia or UG has recently been one of the most highly sought after foreground plants due to its ability to recreate a thick and lush grass-like lawn. It grows by spreading horizontal runners. If left untrimmed, it will eventually grow thick enough to detach and float above the substrate. UG has been notoriously difficult to grow in a newly establish planted aquarium due to its inability to adapt well during the bacteria cycling phase. We recommend planting UG in an already established tank or first growing it via the Dry Start Method. However, once rooted UG will grow at a fast rate and develop into a thick carpet of bright green. It does not require much fertilization and instead prefers a nutrient-rich substrate such as Marfied Controsoil or Tropica Aquarium Soil.
High lighting is not necessary to grow UG but will definitely increase growth speed and thickness.
|Care||Moderate to Difficult|
|Lighting||Medium to High|
Trim and plant runners
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Fast|
Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro by laboratories who specialize in propagating aquatic plants. There is a huge selection of plant species that have been propagated this way. This is truly the best option for those who want absolutely zero unwanted pests, algae and pesticides. This makes them perfect for shrimp keepers and any planted tank enthusiasts alike.
NOTE: It is important to remove the tissue culture agar gel before planting. Simply wash the gel away, divide, and plant.
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday - Friday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.
Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS or Fedex Ground. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.
Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.
Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.
No worries, we’ll take care of everything as long as it fits the guidelines above.
Most answers to general questions can be found on our FAQ page.