Even though other members of the rush family (Juncaceae) are well known plants for ponds or their edges, Juncus repens, the lesser creeping rush, is their simplest representative used in aquaria until now. Its habit is quite unique, as it looks like a mixture of stem and rosulate plant. Its flattish stem is interrupted by tufts of numerous narrow, pointed leaves in regular distances.
Juncus repens is a variable species and offers diverse possibilities for decorating a tank - as a "filler" plant or as background plant for aquaria of any size and style. However, it can be used as an accent for the middleground, too. It is even suitable for the foreground when kept short by trimming.