Glossostigma elatinoides, sometimes called by the common name Glosso, is a dense and vibrant green carpeting plant that looks particularly excellent in the foregound of any planted aquarium. It can also look great as a background or midground plant, but it is rather low to the ground and thus can be overshadowed if you have larger plants. This charming little plant features tiny, oval-shaped leaves that grow upwards, making the plant very perky in appearance.
Our Glossostigma will ship to you in a pot with stems and leaves at about 1 to 2 inches in length. The plant is most often taken out of the pot and planted in the substrate so that it can grow outward, as all carpeting plants do. Glossostigma is a moderately hardy plant that needs fairly high-intensity lighting in order to grow densely and to maintain its bright green color. This plant is considered more difficult to grow than most of our other plants, so it may not be ideal for beginning live plant enthusiasts.
As with all of our plants, we keep our Glossostigma elatinoides in water in a plant-dedicated tank rather than plastic packaging, which means your plant will arrive much healthier. Live plants are also great for tanks with fish, snails, dwarf shrimp, and other invertebrates, as it provided biofilm, hiding places, and security for their young (if you are interested in breeding).
All Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support!