Glosso (Glossostigma elatinoides)


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Glosso (Glossostigma elatinoides)


Common Name: Glosso
Proper Name: Glossostigma elatinoides
Category: Stem Plants
Temperature: 15 - 25 C
PH: 5.0 - 7.0
Lighting: Medium
Growth Rate: Fast
Difficulty: Medium
Origin: Australia
Position in Aquascape: Foreground
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I once own this plant but in 3 months it covered EVERY single plant. Including my crystalwort and moss. Control the light and co2 in your tank if you have this wild growing plant. Ace The best way to control glosso, is to have a barrier in the substrate that it cannot get past with roots, eg some plastic, and if it tries to send a runner over... snip it Felix
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This would also work well as a Low Light Low tech plant. People have been growing them in just window light, without any artificial light.
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You can grow this in low light, but it will not deliver like it would in a high light tank. It will grow vertically reaching for light in a low light tank, but horizontally in a higher lit set up.
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I added Glosso in my 20 gallon tank last night. I am using 15w of fluorescent light. I hope that this will work even without co2.
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There are two species of Glossostigma that can be found in North America, and both are called "mudmat". The first, Glossostigma cleistanthum, has been introduced into areas of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. The second species, Glossostigma diandrum, is listed in the database, but its whereabouts are unreported. Although the USDA site does not show either species as being in Washington, the state nonetheless has given them a legal status of "Wetland and aquatic weed quarantine", so they must be there, as well, and possibly in other areas that have not been officially reported.
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