Glosso - Glossostigma elatinoides
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Glosso (Glossostigma elatinoides) is typically a small foreground plant that can grow rapidly and even overcome tanks without regular pruning. While it typically prefers high light and will spread across surfaces in higher lighting tanks, it will become taller with larger leaves in tanks with poor lower lighting. It has pairs of small rounded green leaves and may develop small white flowers.
Bunched plants are typically sold as cuttings that are bound together with a metal plant weight or rubber bands. These individual stalks can be planted by inserting the end of the stalk into the substrate, either individually or - with some plants - in groupings of several stalks. Most bunch plants do not have roots but may grow roots in time. They can be easily pruned by trimming the stalk at the desired height. The trimmings can then be planted as well if desired. Some bunched plants do not need to be planted and may be allowed to float on the water's surface.
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|Scientific Name||Glossostigma elatinoides|
|Origin||Australia, New Zealand|
|Difficulty||Easy to Moderate|
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I ordered these plant plus a costly shipping charge. The plant came rotten and dead. They refund my money but not the shipping and handing charge. I just lost 15$ for receiving dead plants.