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Southeast Asian Grass-like Plant?

I want to have some riparium plants growing emersed on my 10g cherry shrimp tank, and I always like to pick plants from the same general region of the world as the animals. From threads on here about good plants for this kind of set up, I've found polka dot plants, but I'd really like to have something kind of spiky and grass like as well for a complementary leaf shape...

Any ideas for a plant that meets these criteria? I'd prefer something without red leaves, since the polka dot plants will be pink. Thanks!
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Hi @germanblueramlover,

The first one to come to mind is Blyxa japonica.

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Hi @germanblueramlover,

The first one to come to mind is Blyxa japonica.

I do like the look of that! I was looking for a plant to be grown emersed in this case - with only the roots in the water. Thank you though!
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Maybe worthy of your consideration (although I don't know if these will fall into "I always like to pick plants from the same general region of the world as animals", or if they will become too large for your 10 gallon).

Most of these have grassy/spiky foliage & structure (marginal plants) with some *varieties* staying fairly small:
Scripus cernuus
Juncus decipiens ('Curly Wurly' ~ dwarf corkscrew rush) - [J. effusus var. decipiens Buchenau ~ has more of a straight stem and can get large]
Acorus gramineus ('Ogon' is a dwarf variety with variegated leafs)
Dichromena colorata
Cyperus albostriatus (a fairly short umbrella sedge)
Zephyranthes
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@wastewater Thank you! I really like the Acorus gramineus - that looks a lot like the plant I really liked in a photo I'm tentatively using for inspiration, hopefully I can find it for sale
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