Glossostigma Elatinoides

Aquatic Plants
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Glossostigma Elatinoides is a popular foreground carpeting aquarium plant!
Remove this plant from its growing medium before planting.
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Glossostigma Elatinoides is another popular low-growing aquatic plant that is commonly used as a foreground carpet in planted aquariums. Glossostigma Elatinoides, typically referred to as Glosso for short, is one of the easier foreground carpeting aquarium plants to grow and doesn't require extensive experience to keep. Like most carpeting aquarium plants, Glosso's growth is improved with the addition of CO2 injection, nutrient-dense aquarium soil, and a source of nutrients from aquarium plant fertilizers. Glossostigma Elatinoides may be planted in a low-tech aquarium as well. However, it should be noted that it will take much longer to spread and has the tendency to grow upwards to reach for lighting sources if levels are insufficient. Once established, Glosso is a prolific grower and will require periodic trimming.

Below is an Ultum Nature Systems 5N 4.6 gallon nano tank featuring Glossostigma Elatinoides in the foreground:

Glossostigma Elatinoides Glosso Foreground Carpet Aquarium Plant

Glossostigma Elatinoides Glosso Foreground Carpet Aquarium Plant

Common Name Glosso
Glossostigma Elatinoides
Care Moderate to Difficult
Lighting Medium to High
Suggested Placement Foreground
Trim and plant runners
Growth Rate
Moderate to Fast
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