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Glossostigma elatinoides

Tropica No. 045A


Glossostigma elatinoides - 11,14 K

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Family Scrophulariaceae
Part of the world Australia
New Zealand
Height 2-3 cm
Width >3 cm
Light requirements high-average
Temperature 15-26oC
Hardness tolerance soft
pH tolerance acid-neutral
Easiness average

Glossostigma elatinoides is a fast growing amphibious plant and the submerged culture soon builds a very nice looking carpet. However, this carpet building growth form requires quite high light intensities as Glossostigma elatinoides responds to low light by a much more upright stem and thereby the flat looking growth is lost. Glossostigma elatinoides prefers soft water with pH <7. it is one of the smallest aquarium plants and very popular in japanese aquaria built after the Nature Aquarium concept.