Glossostigma (Glossostigma elatinoides)

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About This Product

Glossostigma elatinoides sold in the "pots" the quality is much better than in "bunches" and is much easier to plant. It is better quality, and you get more stems for the money. (as with bunched plants, when harvested, the plant is actually cut off) From that second on, it is literally rotting until planted. These potted plants arrive in perfect condition, and, unlike "bunched" plants, they have healthy roots so they have another huge advantage. This is not a plant for beginners. It requires bright light and C02. Beautiful foreground/ground cover plant that is copper sensitive. Make sure it's not shaded by other plants. Glossostigma elatinoides is commonly used as a foreground plant in aquariums. Plant several pots of Glossostigma in the desired areas and then watch them expand to form a dense carpet. Make sure to have ample lighting to be successful with this foreground plant.

  • Common Name: Glossostigma
  • Family Name: Scrophulariaceae
  • Native To: Australia and New Zelan
  • Lighting: High-Very High
  • pH: 5-7.5
  • Growth Demands: Moderate
  • Growth Form: Stem
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Foreground
  • Available As: Pot

Customer Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Ed Schneider on Mar 4th 2022

    came well packaged, plant is growing well

  • 5
    very nice spreading carpet

    Posted by planted tank on Nov 1st 2013

    These arrived in very good condition, have spread and grown well. I have order many plants in great condition from this site and never saw any snails or anything bad. I highly recommend them

  • 5
    Give it time

    Posted by TBM on Feb 15th 2013

    I ordered 4 pots of glosso for a newer planted aquarium. I was concerned at first because of past comments, including those from I did see some die back while the plants adjusted to my water, but after a couple of weeks they started sending runners everywhere. Great looking and fast spreading.

  • 5

    Posted by Amelia Jaekle on Mar 17th 2012

    This is the best glossostigma that I have ever seen....huge portion overflowing basket, all green, strong root structure...I have no doubt this will take off as advertised! Great job guys!

  • 5
    I LOVE this plant

    Posted by ConsiderThis on Mar 7th 2012

    I ordered Glossostigma because it was described on some sites as being happy in cold water. I heat with candles, so my aquarium water is pretty cold. I didn't quite appreciate that it's a high Light plant, so I'm not sure it will continue to do well, but it is so lovely. It arrived in perfect condition. I trimmed off the roots the way a video on planting showed to do, then discovered that the plant kept floating up... so I scattered some substrate on it. (I'm using Eco Complete) and that kept it down. I also planted a couple of cuttings on their own, all toward the front of the aquarium where the light is strongest. The Glossostigma immediately began pearling (is that what the little oxygen bubbles are called?) and when all the other plants stopped, it has continued. Nevertheless I've ordered CO2... the Excell stuff. I sure appreciate the quality of the plants from Happiness!!!!!!

  • 5

    Posted by Martin Beaulieu on Aug 25th 2011

    Shipped well.. a lil yellow but will recover from the travel shock. I am happy with my orders here!

  • 3
    I think it needed to be separated

    Posted by Tyler Riggin on Aug 8th 2011

    Bought a couple post of this a few weeks back and planted them in clumps after cleaning off the material they were planted in. Now, very few stems remain, but the ones that are alive are doing well. I think this plant would have done better if I would have separated the shoots and planted them individually rather than as a cluster. I also about baby tears(HC) and planted these in the same way but the HC is growing like weeds so I'm not sure.

  • 4
    Must of been a off day

    Posted by andy shambaugh on Apr 22nd 2011

    LOL I looked for this plant in bunched form, but all they had was this saying the quality is better. So I bought it. then when I received the plant they had a sample of bunched form saying plant in pot look bad. Like I said must of been a off day. The plant in the pot did look bad. I don't know if it is going to live or not, but they sent me the bunch that looks great so no complaints just thought it was funny.

  • 4
    Well Potted Glossostigma

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 19th 2011

    I received my pot of Glossostigma on the scheduled delivery date and the plant seemed to be in ok condition. There was noticeable yellowing of the leaves but soon after placing it in water it turned green and revived.

  • 5
    easy and not messy

    Posted by jason nay on Jan 7th 2011

    excellent condition upon arrival. I love the potted plant technique. very easy to plant. no mess at all. can't wait to see it spread.

  • 5
    Wow. Amazing Glossostigma.

    Posted by Jerome Fecteau on Oct 21st 2010

    Plan have to be seen to be believed! The one pots of Glossostigma that I purchased is in my tank, survived the shipping to Canada, and look like beautifull. All my potted plant arrived beautifull. Bravo to AquariumPlants.

  • 5
    Excellent Plant

    Posted by Kenneth Onulak on Mar 29th 2010

    I purchased only three of these plants in early January. I split each one into 4 plants and planted them in my 55 gallon aquarium. Within two months the plants had completely covered my substrate in a lush green meadow. I do inject CO2 and I have a DIY CREE LED light system I built. I highly recommend these plants. You can check out pictures of these plants on my blog -