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Glossostigma (Glossostigma Elatinoides)

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Glossostigma Elatinoides

Glossostigma Elatinoides, also commonly referred to as Glossos, is a tiny foreground plant that usually reaches a height of approximately 0.5 inches. It produces small, oval leaves that are an olive-green color.

Care & Maintenance

Under good conditions, and once established, the plant will spread across the substrate to form a dense carpet. Keeping it compact and short may require some trimming which can be accomplished with the aid of curved aquascaping scissors. This plant should not be placed in shaded or covered areas. Glossostigma is not difficult to grow as long as it is provided with adequate lighting. It can also be used as a bog/marsh plant in damp environments.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Strong
  • Temperature Range: 60-80°F
  • Tank Placement: Foreground

Glossostigma looks best when planted in the foreground areas of the aquarium. It spreads from shoots and will grow faster and form dense patches under strong light and when planted in a nutrient-rich substrate.

Plants at Modern Aquarium

At Modern Aquarium, we strive to bring you healthy, beautiful specimens in every order. While the photos on our website are just examples of what you will receive, we do examine each plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new specimen, or the best starter plants for your tank, reach out to us any time!

Reviews (14)

  • 5
    Posted by Suzzanne on 15 Mar 2022

    Absolutely love! My shrimp love it

  • 5
    Very nice plants
    Posted by J’Nell on 15 Feb 2022

    All the plants I ordered came in great condition and are doing really well in my aquarium

  • 5
    Posted by Robert Kurdek on 30 Dec 2021

    So far so good, no die off or melting after planting. Little light in color but as it settles into its new home we will see if deeper more vibrant colors come out. Overall I would buy again without hesitation.

  • 5
    Posted by Darrell Stuart on 19 Aug 2021

    Perfect condition, as always.

  • 4
    Posted by Steve Minnick on 20 Jul 2021

    Plant arrived very healthy. Left all the plants we ordered in aquarium for 36 hours before setting them in the aquarium. All the plants looked very healthy and their was no wilting or browning after a week in the aquarium. We love this plant. It is a great addition to our aquarium.

  • 5
    Posted by Ethan Liaw on 24 May 2021

    Amazing quality plant. Good sized bunches

  • 5
    Arrived quickly
    Posted by Christine M Bacon on 26 Apr 2021

    Beautiful and healthy

  • 4
    Great Plants!
    Posted by Jessica Wakefield on 17 Mar 2021

    Never had a problem with any plants we have purchased!

  • 5
    Posted by Stephanie L on 13 Feb 2021

    Came well packaged and on time.plant is beautiful

  • 5
    Very healthy
    Posted by Wendy on 13 Oct 2020

    I received these last Wednesday and all of these stems look great. My tank looks great!

  • 5
    Glossostigma Elantinoides, bunches
    Posted by JAMES TILLMAN on 7 Oct 2020

    Plants arrived in excellent condition, very generous size bunches, and looking great in the aquascaping.

  • 5
    Glossostigma Elatinoides
    Posted by Tracie on 20 Jul 2020

    They arrived as promised and are thriving in my tank!