Glossostigma elatinoides


A subtle, creeping marsh plant native to Australia, popularised in the 1980s by Takashi Amono. Now a global celebrity, it is frequently used in aquariums in the aquascaping style. Successful cultivation requires very good lighting and a good CO2 supply. The easiest way to bed in the fragile shoots is to use plant tweezers. First divide the potted plant into individual pieces, then plant each of these a few centimetres apart.




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Plant profile

Genus: Glossostigma
Species: elatinoides
Family: Phrymaceae
Origin: Australia
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 20-26°C
Growth rate: fast
Area: Foreground
Height: 3-5 cm
pH: 5-7.5
Water hardness: very soft to moderate
Co2: 20-30 mg/l
Propagation: division