This species of Eriocaulon is a tall, needle-leaved stem plant with white leaves. As the plant grows it puts out a lot of side shoots, which makes the plant look very bushy. It is a slow growing plant and should only be pruned when absolutely necessary, as this plant does not respond well to it.
Eriocaulon setaceum is a great fine-leaved, green accent or filler plant in the midground and background. Because of its moderate growth rate and unique foliage, it is an excellent candidate for a Dutch style layout.
Eriocaulon setaceum is a challenging plant to grow in the long term. This species prefers an acidic environment and soft water (4dkh or less). This plant requires high light levels and CO2 injection is required in order to achieve best results. Water conditions should be monitored and balanced, with careful maintenance of nitrates, phosphates, and micronutrient levels for best growth. Some hobbyists choose to set up special aquariums just for Eriocaulon spp. Because of its special needs. This plant creates a great environment for shrimp and small fish to feel safe and secure.
Tissue cultured plants are cultured in sterile environments. They are free of snails and disease pathogens. They have an extended shelf life and a perfect for aquascaping. These plants are small and have short roots so they can be challenging to plant. Gluing or using thread to attach portions to small pieces of rock, then submerging the rock in to the substrate works well.