Aquarium Carpet Plants
Glossostigma elatinoides, also known shortly as"Glosso", is much in demand in Japanese-inspired aquariums. It is one of the smallest carpet aquarium plants, and thus a good foreground plant. A difficult plant demanding a lot of light. Grows upwards if light is poor.
Glossostigma elatinoides is a medium difficulty stem plant that will thrive in aquariums with adequate lighting and not too hard water. The plant typically grows to a height of only 1.2 inches.The width of each leaf is about 1.2 inches, based on leaf growth.The leaf is petiolate.
In order to achieve strong shoots the substrate should be nutrient rich and light intensity high. Specimens should be planted individually spaced apart and will then grow in. while it may be painstaking to plant them individually, it is well worth the effort. Optimum growth temperature is 72 to 79 degrees, although it can grow in temps from 59 to 79 degrees.
Glossostigma elatinoides requires medium high to high lighting (2.5 - 3.5 watts/gal) to do well. If kept in low-light tanks, this aquarium plant has a tendency to wither away. Separate each stem and plant individually. This will result in better growth and help Glossostigma elatinoides to spread.