Glossostigma elatinoides, commonly known as "Glosso" is a delicate and captivating aquatic plant that belongs to the family Plantaginaceae. Native to parts of Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, this plant has gained immense popularity among freshwater aquarium enthusiasts for its exquisite appearance and unique growth habit.
Glosso is renowned for its low-growing and carpeting nature, making it a sought-after choice for creating lush, vibrant underwater landscapes in aquariums. Its small, rounded leaves are typically bright green and possess a glossy sheen, hence its name. The leaves are arranged in opposite pairs along delicate, creeping stems that spread horizontally across the substrate, forming a dense and visually appealing carpet-like effect.
When provided with optimal conditions, including ample lighting, nutrient-rich substrate, and proper CO2 supplementation, Glossostigma elatinoides can display rapid and vigorous growth, quickly covering the substrate in a lush carpet of greenery. This creates a visually striking contrast to taller plants and decorations in the aquarium, simulating a natural aquatic environment and providing hiding places for small fish and invertebrates.
Maintaining this plant requires attention to detail, as its compact growth habit makes it sensitive to shading from taller plants and susceptible to algae infestations. Regular pruning and careful trimming are essential to encourage healthy growth and prevent overgrowth. Additionally, maintaining stable water parameters, including temperature and water hardness, supports the plant's optimal development.
Glossostigma elatinoides offers aquarium enthusiasts the opportunity to replicate stunning underwater landscapes found in nature. Its ability to transform a simple aquarium into a lush aquatic haven has earned it a special place in the hearts of hobbyists and aquascapers alike. Whether you're a novice or an experienced aquarium keeper, Glosso can provide a captivating and rewarding experience, turning your aquatic display into a mesmerizing underwater masterpiece.
- Sold as a Tissue Culture Bag / Cup with vitamin liquid/gel
- Bag / Cup size: Approx. 2.5 x 2.5 inches
- Sustainable growth aquatic plants species
- Great value! Many plants in each cup!
- Tissue Culture Technology | 100% Free from Snail, Algae, Pathogen, and Bacteria plus Extended Shelf Life on all in Vitro Plants
Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, and pesticides, grow emerged, or submerge.
Growth Rates: Medium
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Nutrient Substrate: Required
Lighting Requirements: Medium - High
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WHAT WE GUARANTEE
24 Hours Live Arrival Guarantee* - In a rare case of live stocks dead on arrival, we must be notified within 24 hours by the same day of delivery. Please take clear photos of the damaged product and send it to us within 24 hours. Live Arrival Guarantee will be void after 24 hours of delivery. All replacements are considered final and we will not replace the replacement.
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- Please do not take picture of damaged plants, or animals in your aquarium. Once they have been introduced to your aquarium's ecosystem. It is no longer covered by our guarantee.
Please keep in mind that Live Arrival Guarantee only guarantees that live stocks will be alive upon arrival. We cannot guarantee that you will continue to have success with them. Many factors, including the aquarium environment, water quality, nutrient, temperature, lighting, filter, and CO2 system, can contribute to the failure to grow live plants and live animals.
WHAT WE CAN'T GUARANTEE
Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.
However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.
- Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
- We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
- We don't guarantee your aquarium success or are responsible for your aquarium inhabitant including but not limited to fish, shrimp, snail, turtle, etc. So please quarantine all plants when use!
- Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be grow emerged or submerge.
Arrived in good condition - the local heat had a little impact on the cups, but that was easy to fix. Not an APF at all!! Is still adjusting to it’s new environment, but Is doing well so far. Fast shipping and great product!