Eriocaulon setaceum is a native of southeast Asia and northern Australia, where it grows in still to running waters.
Eriocaulon setaceum is a challenging plant to grow in the long term. This species seems to prefer an acidic environment and soft water . Lighting should be intense, and CO2injection is a necessity.
This species of Eriocaulon is a tall, needle-leaved stem plant with white leaves. The vertical growth puts out a profusion of side shoots, making the plant look very bushy. It is slow to gain in height. Topping and replanting seems to work best. Replant only the top two inches of each stem for best results, as starting with trimmings that are too tall will result in the lower portions becoming rooty and ratty.
Light Needed: High
Plant Structure: Stem
Size: Individual stem width: 6-16cm
Growth Rate: Medium
Can Be Grown Emersed: No