ADA – Glossostigma elatinoides (High Tech)
Glossostigma elatinoides is a very popular plant for Japanese-style tanks. It is one of the smallest aquarium plants, which makes it ideal for the foreground. A difficult-to-care-for plant that needs a lot of light. If the lighting is too weak, it tends to grow upwards. Must not be shaded off by larger plants. When planting, make small tufts (approx. 1/8 of the pot) and plant at a distance of only a few centimetres. Thus you will get a ground-covering group in less time. The injection of CO2 and soft water enhance growth considerably.
Glossostigma elatinoides is a very low-growing lawnlike aquarium plant with creeping runners and spatula-like leaves that grows emersed to totally submersed in bogs and flood areas as well as on river banks and lakeshores in its native habitats in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. Takashi Amano became aware of the hitherto rather unknown plant in 1980. He imported it to Japan via the aquatic plant nursery Dennerle and created the first Nature Aquaria layouts with low-growing carpets of Glossostigma. Meanwhile, Glossostigma elatinoides has become one of the most popular foreground plants in all the world.
It is possible to confound Glossostigma elatinoides with small submersed waterclovers (Marsilea). However, the creeping runners of Glossstigma have opposing leaves (2 leaves per node), those of Marsilea are alternate (1 leaf per node). (read more)
|Common names||Small mud-mat, Glosso|
|Synonyms||Tricholoma elatinoides Bentham|
|Complete botanical name||Glossostigma elatinoides (Benth.) Hook. f.|
|Usage||Nano tanks, Foreground, group, Foreground, ground cover|
|Aquascaping||forms a small-leaved carpet|
|pH value||4 – 7|
|Temperature tolerance||4 – 30°C|
|Carbonate hardness||0 – 14°dKH|
|General hardness||0 – 30°dGH|
|Propagation||Runners, Cuttings, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants|
|Can grow emersed?||yes|
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*This is a Tissue Culture Plant. They are grown in a Laboratory and are guaranteed to be snail, algae and pesticide-free. They are more expensive, even if the plant itself is smaller, the portion size is bigger. We recommend rinsing all tissue culture plants with dechlorinated water before planting.