Common Name: Dwarf Mondo Grass Family Name: Liliaceae Native To: Asia Lighting: Medium pH: 5 - 8 Growth Demands: Moderate Growth Form: Upright Growth Rate: Slow True Aquatic: Terrarium Plant Placement in Tank: Mid-Background Available As: Bare Root
Ophiopogon Japonicus Nana is also known as the Dwarf Mondo Grass. This dwarf variety, only half the size of others Mondo Grass species. It creates a lush groundcover of dense, dark green, grass-like clumps.
Mondo grass isn't a true aquatic plant. Some use it as a live aquarium ornament because it can stay underwater for a month or more, it will eventually die in the tank. But Mondo grass is an excellent terrarium plant. It is suitable for use in both closed, sealed terrariums with high humidity and open-top terrariums with lower humidity.