Glossostigma Elatinoides is one of the famous carpet variety plants used in Japanese theme-based aquascapes. It’s a very demanding plant and requires a lot of attention but at the same time they look stunning. They are one of the smallest plants.

In this post, we have answered most questions about Glossostigma Elatinoides and we believe this would certainly be helpful for the people who would want to use this plant in their aquascape.

Does Glossostigma Elatinoides need CO2?

Glossostigma elatinoides is a tough plant but it does not require extra CO2 supplements to grow. A rich substrate and the right amount of light are sufficient for the plant to grow.

Does Glossostigma Elatinoides need substrate?

The Glossostigma elatinoides, being a tough plant, does not require many nutrients to grow. However, a substrate about 7 to 8 cm in thickness can help the roots to stay healthy. Further, this substrate can be loose and moderately rich in nutrients to enable better growth.

How do you plant Glossostigma Elatinoides carpet?

The plant needs to be separated from its bunch. But make sure it has two leaves each and plant it with a distance of 1 or 2 cm between them. Since the roots are very delicate it is better to use a tweezer to make sure the stem is completely inside the substrate. This will make sure the plants don’t uproot and float on the surface of the water.

How do you grow Glossostigma Elatinoides from seed?

You have to plant the seeds in a pot like you would do for any other plant. The germination process starts depending on the season. It takes 7 days to germinate during the summer season. On the other hand, it takes double the time to germinate in the winter season.

How do you trim Glossostigma Elatinoides?

The plant grows vertically and fast depending on the lighting conditions. The dense growth will certainly result in the rotting of leaves underneath.  In case of uncontrolled growth, the leaves can be trimmed using scissors from the top.

How to attach and grow Glossostigma elatinoides on driftwood?

Yes, it is possible to grow Glossostigma Elatinoides on the wood when grown in the emerged state. Tornto plantman a hobbyist has grown this successfully on wood, check out this page.

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