Glossostigma Elatinoides (Tissue Culture Pot)


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Glossostigma Elatinoides

Glossostigma Elantinoides is a low growing aquatic plant that originates from New Zealand and common in Japanese-inspired aquariums. It is one of the smallest aquarium plants at 2-3 cm tall making it the perfect foreground plant growing into a thick carpet.  The leaves are small and round with a beautiful bright green coloration that can nicely offset any neutral toned substrate.

Glossostigma Elantinoides is a difficult plant demanding a lot of light and nutrition. Vertical growing thin stalks are an indication of lack of lighting while yellowing leaves can mean nutrition deficiency.  Thin leaves can also hint at a lack of Co2.  This plant can grow quickly and require regular trimming when kept under proper conditions.

This plant can grow submerged or emersed in dry start aquariums and Wabi Kusa.  Because this plant is small with tiny roots, it can prove difficult to keep planted into the substrate.  In this case, dry start can help by allowing time for the roots to anchor into the substrate before flooding the tank.

Tissue culture plants are grown in vitro from a state of the art laboratory specialized in propagating aquatic plants. This means you can enjoy strong and healthy plants free from pests and diseases from the start.


Plant Info:

  • Type: Carpeting
  • Family Name: Phrymaceae
  • Origin: New Zealand
  • Care: Moderate to Difficult
  • Light demand: Moderate to High
  • CO2 : Medium to High
  • Growth rate: Moderate to Fast
  • Height (cm): 2 – 3
  • Propagation: Cut new growth along roots