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Eleocharis dregeana, commonly known as the Dwarf Spike Rush, is a versatile and attractive aquatic plant that thrives in pond environments. It features slender, grass-like stems and forms dense, low-growing mats. The plant is known for its delicate appearance and is perfect for adding a natural touch to your pond.

2. Sunlight Requirements: Dwarf Spike Rush prefers full sun to partial shade conditions. Ensure that your pond receives at least 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight each day for healthy growth. While it can tolerate some shade, more sunlight typically leads to better development.

3. Water Depth: Plant Eleocharis dregeana in water with a depth of 2 to 4 inches. This allows the plant to establish its roots in the substrate while remaining partially submerged. It is well-suited for the shallow edges of ponds and water features.

4. Soil and Substrate: Choose a well-draining, sandy or loamy soil mix for planting Dwarf Spike Rush in your pond. Plant the rhizomes or roots directly into the substrate at the recommended water depth. Ensure good contact between the roots and soil.

5. Fertilization: Eleocharis dregeana generally does not require extensive fertilization in a pond setting. The nutrients present in the pond water should be sufficient for its growth. However, you can use a balanced aquatic plant fertilizer sparingly if growth appears sluggish.

6. Water Quality: Maintain good water quality in your pond. Regularly monitor and adjust the pH levels to keep them between 6.5 and 7.5. Ensure that your pond water is free from pollutants and toxins to promote healthy growth.

7. Pruning and Maintenance: The Dwarf Spike Rush is relatively low-maintenance. Trim away dead or overgrown stems as needed to maintain its appearance. Regularly thin out the growth to prevent overcrowding and promote air circulation.

8. Winter Care: Eleocharis dregeana is generally cold-hardy and can tolerate freezing temperatures. It may die back in the winter and regrow in the spring. Minimal winter care is typically required.

9. Pests and Diseases: The Dwarf Spike Rush is generally resistant to pests and diseases in pond environments. However, occasional inspection for signs of aphids or snails is a good practice. Treat any infestations promptly with appropriate pesticides if necessary.

10. Wildlife Attraction: The dense growth of Eleocharis dregeana can provide valuable habitat for aquatic insects, amphibians, and small pond creatures. It may also serve as a spawning area for fish.

By following these care guidelines, you can successfully cultivate Eleocharis dregeana (Dwarf Spike Rush) in your pond. This aquatic plant not only adds a delicate and naturalistic touch to your pond but also contributes to a healthy aquatic ecosystem by providing habitat and shelter for various pond inhabitants.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE –

  • These pond plants have a waiting period of  2-3 weeks before they will be available. This is due to the logistics and the fuel price to get it from the farm to our facility in Gezina.
  • Regarding shipping -

Pick up – if you pic up, they will be sold as potted plant in a 15cm pot.

Shipping via courier – To protect the plants against damage during transport and save on freight costs, We will remove it out of the pot, clean and package them in individual bags.

Eleocharis dregeana = Dwarf Spike Rush

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