Dwarf Sagittaria is a perennial plant species with height up to 10 – 15 cm (about 4 – 6 inches). They possess bright green foliage that has narrowly linear, arrow-shaped to ovate / oval in form. Leaves are generally stiff, short, and 1mm to 7mm wide.
Typically, one plant will have many stems, creating the look of multiple plants. Hornwort lacks true roots, but certain leaves function to help anchor the plant in the substrate. It may also grow rhizoids (hair-like roots) to help anchor the plant.
This plant is especially well-suited for tanks with lots of light and a high CO2 content; if there is less intensive light and a lack or a deficiency of CO2 it won’t attain its characteristically beautifuly bright green hue, and the leaves stay smaller and have a coarser look.