Glossostigma Elatinoides - Aquatic Farmer Tissue Culture

  • Glossostigma Elantinoides is a low growing aquatic plant that originates from New Zealand.
  • It is a perfect foreground plant that if given sufficient lighting and nutrients can grow into a thick carpet of green foliage.
  • The leaves are small and round with a beautiful bright green coloration that can nicely offset any neutrally toned substrate.
  • High lighting and Co2 injection are necessary to keep this plant low growing.
  • Vertical growing thin stalks are an indication of lack of lighting while yellowing leaves can mean nutrition deficiency.
  • Thin leaves can also hint at a lack of Co2. 
  • This plant can grow quickly and require regular trimming when kept under proper conditions.
  • This plant can grow submerged or emerged in dry start aquariums and Wabi Kusa.
  • Because this plant is small with tiny roots, it can prove difficult to keep planted into the substrate.
  • In this case, a dry start can help by allowing time for the roots to anchor into the substrate before flooding the tank.
  • Remove tissue culture gel before planting.
  • Simply wash the gel away or soak the plant in water and squeeze the gel off with your fingers.  

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