Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Plants Glossostigma Elatinoides Also Known As Small Mud-Mat

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Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Plants Glossostigma Elatinoides Also Known As Small Mud-Mat – Glossostigma Elatinoides or known as Small Mud-Mat is one of the small aquarium plants that are perfect for carpeting with creeping runners and have spatula leaves. In nature, their grows emersed to submersed in flood areas and swamps area as on river lakeshores in its native habitat in New Zealand, Tasmania, and Australia.

In 1980, Takashi Amano described this plant before their not famous and still unknown. He imported this aquarium carpet plant via the aquatic plant nursery Dennerle, and Takashi Amano starts created first nature tank layout with these plants. Now, these plant is one of favorite carpet plant in the world.

It’s possible to mixed G. elatinoides with another small submersed watercloves or called Marsilea. But, Glossotigma has creeping runners with opposing leaves (two leaves per node), while Marsilea has alternate leaves (one leaf per node). Further, it leaves possess a distinct midrib leaves, whereas marsilea has fan-shaped veins similar to the leaves of the ginkgo tree. Another Glosso species mostly identical to G. elatinoides that is Glossostigma Diandruum. This plant has a flower with two stamina, whereas Glossostigma elatinoides has four.

Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Plants Glossostigma Elatinoides Also Known As Small Mud-Mat

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[sociallocker][/sociallocker]Glosso is easy to propagation which they’re given enough CO2 injection and lighting. The lighting intensity minimal 0,5 watt per liter. Under sufficient light, it will grow quickly, covering the entire of the substrate with relatively short time. However, under the insufficient light, it tends to rise out long. It will good growth if sufficient phosphate 0.5 mg/l or above, nitrate 5 mg/l or above and enough iron as well as micronutrients. The shortage of nitrate will leads to yellowish leaves, and the older leaves are detached before time. The shortage of phosphate effected to growth reduction and the plant turns become dark green hue. And the shortage of iron will leads to transparent spots on the leaves.

Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Plants Glossostigma Elatinoides Also Known As Small Mud-Mat

Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Plants Glossostigma Elatinoides Also Known As Small Mud-Mat

Occasionally, when you buy Glosso in aquaria market, you will probably get the emersed form. When planting in the tank, make it group to three or four stems and wait for submersed growth, usually up to two weeks. After that, you can cut the new submersed leaves and replant it into the substrate. Be sure to bury them in the substrate completely, and only free the leaf tips above the substrate. If you gave it a sufficient light, CO2 Injection, and enough nutrients, it would entirely cover the substrate after a few weeks.

Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Plants Glossostigma Elatinoides Also Known As Small Mud-Mat

Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Plants Glossostigma Elatinoides Also Known As Small Mud-Mat

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Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Plants Glossostigma Elatinoides Also Known As Small Mud-Mat

Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Plants Glossostigma Elatinoides Also Known As Small Mud-Mat

Tips for substrate: If you want to plant Glossostigma, the substrate is an important factor, we recommended use the ADA Aqua Soil, Power Sand and ADA Iron Bottom for the substrate. And the substrate should not be too coarse. And for getting the maximal growth, we recommended for use liquid fertilizer regularly as Seachem Flourish Excel that will help promote healthy growth.

Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Plants Glossostigma Elatinoides Also Known As Small Mud-Mat

Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Plants Glossostigma Elatinoides Also Known As Small Mud-Mat

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Plant Profile:

  • Major Group: Angiosperms
  • Order: Lamiales
  • Family: Phrymaceae
  • Genus: Glossostigma
  • Scientific Name: Glossostigma elatinoides (Benth.) Hook. f.
  • Synonym: Tricholoma elatinoides Bentham, Lobelia submersa
  • Common Name: Glosso, Small mud-mat
  • Origin: Tasmania, New Zealand, Australia
  • Height: 2.5 cm or 1 inches
  • Width: 5-10 cm or 2-4 inches
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Placement: Foreground
  • Lighting Needs: High (3+ watts/gallon)
  • Temperature: 4 to 30°C
  • Temperature Optimum: 22 to 26°C
  • Nitrate: 10 to 50 mg/l
  • Phosphate: 0.1 to 3 mg/l
  • Carbon Dioxide: 20 to 40 mg/l
  • Potassium: 5 to 30 mg/l
  • Iron: 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l
  • Carbonate Hardness: 0 to 14 dKH
  • pH: 5-7
  • Hardness: Soft
  • Propagation: stem, cut off daughter leaves
  • Suited for Outdoor Cultivation: Yes
  • Availability: available commercially
  • Suitable for Beginners: No