Glossostigma (Glossostigma elatinoides)
Placement In Tank:
Australia and New Zeland
ForegroundBunch and Potted
This plant is listed in this category, but it actually comes in "pots". Simply, because in the "pots" the quality is much better than in "bunches" and is much easier to plant. It is better quality, and you get more stems for the money. (as with bunched plants, when harvested, the plant is actually cut off. From that second on, it is literally rotting until planted. These potted plants arrive in perfect condition, and, unlike "bunched" plants, they have healthy roots so they have another huge advantage... This is not a plant for beginners. Bright light. C02 helpful. Beautiful foreground/ground cover plant. Copper sensitive. Make sure it's not shaded by other plants.
According to this, this plant is not for beginners, but, I suspect that most customers that have tried and failed at this plant, received it in "bunched" form and it never had a fair chance to survive. Now, that we offer it in "pots" with a healthy root system, the success rate has much improved. (use our "aquariumplants.com's own substrate fertilizer tablets...a guaranteed product.)
Glossostigma elatinoides is commonly used as a foreground plant in aquariums. Plant several pots of Glossostigma in the desired areas and then watch them expand to form a dense carpet. Glossostigma elatinoides can also be purchased on cocofiber mats to help create an instant foreground in 2 different sizes. Make sure to have ample lighting to be successful with this foreground plant.