• Glosso (Glossostigma elatinoides) Tissue Culture
  • Glosso (Glossostigma elatinoides) Tissue Culture
  • Glosso (Glossostigma elatinoides) Tissue Culture

Glosso (Glossostigma elatinoides) Tissue Culture

$ 14.95

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Glosso is a challenging, but rewarding and beautiful foreground plant that is perfect for the dedicated aquarist!

Glosso (Glossostigma elatinoides) is a dense and vibrant green carpeting plant that looks particularly excellent in the foregound of any planted aquarium. This charming little plant features tiny, oval-shaped leaves. It is a fast-growing plant under optimal conditions, and it will carpet all high-light areas of the aquarium foreground. It is perfect for use as protective refugefor fry in a high-light aquarium where fish or invertebrates are breeding.
Glosso requires very high lighting in order to thrive and grow correctly. With proper lighting, its stems will only grow to roughly one inch in height and the plant will grow horizontally across the substrate. With inaqequate lighting, its stems will grow horizontally and have a generally disheveled appearance. It must be planted deeply in nutrient (especially iron) rich substrate and it also should be provided with CO2 supplementation. This plant is considered more difficult to grow than many other plants, so it may not be ideal for beginning live plant enthusiasts.
 

This listing is for the tissue culture form of Glosso. Tissue cultures are superior to traditional forms of aquarium plants in many ways. They are produced in a completely sterile environment which eliminates the possibility of them carrying pest snails or algae spores. They have a shelf life (before introduction to the aquarium) of several months if properly maintained and they are housed in a nutrient gel until introduced to the aquarium. To introduce a tissue culture plant to the aquarium, simply rinse off as much nutrient gel as possible, then plant as usual. The nutrient gel will not harm your aquarium.  

 

What We Like About This Plant:

  • Tissue cultures contain no unwanted pest animals or algae
  • Superb carpeting plant
  • Bright green coloration
  • Unique green and brown coloration
  • Carpets the entire high-light areas of the foreground

Care Guidelines:

  • Temperature: 72 – 78° F (22 - 26° C)
  • pH: 5.0 - 7.0
  • Lighting: Very High
  • Origin: Lab-grown tissue culture, but indigenous to New Zealand, Australia, and Tasmania
  • Aquarium Placement: Foreground 
  • Care: High

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