Glossostigma Pot Plant
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If you are looking for a caperting-like plant, consider Glosso (scientific name: Glossostigma elatinoides). This species is popular for its vibrant dense green leaves which, under the right conditions, is able to, at a speedy pace, spread out and cover up the rest area of your aquarium.
Glosso is native to New Zealand. Its charming tiny foliage will give the optimal coloration when exposed to sufficient lighting and nutrients. Aquarists love Glosso not only because of the effect it creates to their aquariums but the protective refuge it forms for the fry or invertebrates during breeding season as well. Nevertheless, this plant is not recommended for beginners due to its high demand in terms of living conditions.
For its best growth, nutrient rich substrate and CO2 additives are required. Moreover, in order for it to sprout horizontally, high lighting conditions should be maintained. Or else, it will present a generally disheveled look. Also, remember not to let larger plants overshadow it and keep a small interval between Glosso’s clumps so as to allow them to grow quickly and effectively.
What You Can Expect From This Plant:
- Superb carpeting plant
- High-tech setups
- Lush green effect to aquariums
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
- Temperature: 72 – 78°F (22 - 26°C)
- pH: 5.5 – 7.0
- GH: 2 – 15 dGH
- Minimum tank size: 10 gallons
- Supplements: CO2 and nutrient-rich base are required
- Lighting: High
- Origin: New Zealand
- Potential height: 1 – 2 inches (2.5 – 5.0 cm)
- Aquarium placement: Foreground
- Growth rate: Medium to fast