Pogostemon Stellatus Broadleaf - Octopus Fast growing - Easy Aquarium Plant
This plant can turn bright red in high-tech setups.
Pogostemon stellatus "Broad Leaf" is a new, somewhat unknown stem plant that has recently developed some notice in the aquarium hobby. Native to Australia and Southeast Asia, this broad leaf variety can grow to a whopping 8 inches in width! It requires high lighting in order to maintain all of its leaves, and if kept in an aquarium with CO2 injection, will maintain an incredible bright red color!
Care for Pogostemon stellatus "Broad Leaf" is similar to many other stem plants. It is best placed in the middle ground or background and will look its best under high lighting. It grows quickly with good maintenance and care. Like many plants, this plant will respond significantly to CO2. It can be planted in the substrate and stems of excessive length can be trimmed, then the cuttings can be replanted to increase the bunch. It can also be planted emersed in terrariums, paludariums, and viquariums.
- Beautiful red coloration with proper care
- Moderately prolific and easy to prune
- Perfect for a middle ground or background highlight
- Relatively easy to maintain:
- Temperature: 59° - 90° F (15° - 32° C)
- pH: 5.0 - 7.0
- Lighting: High, more red coloration is achieved with higher lighting and CO2
- Origin: Cultivated in nurseries, but indigenous to Australia and Southeast Asia
- Aquarium placement: Middle and Background
- Care: Moderate
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Native To: Asia and Australia
Lighting: Moderate to intense
Requirements: Relatively demanding
Growth Form: Stem
Growth Rate: Fast in optimal conditions
True Aquatic: Yes
Placement in Tank: Background, or carefully trimmed, in the mid-ground
Available As: Bunch
We only Ship Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. It ships from USA so will be 2 to 3 days for first class. Can also upgrade to priority or overnight.
Some plants may not be in their full aquatic form upon arrival and stem plants may not have any roots yet. You may see some loss of leaves within the first couple weeks while it transitions to its aquatic form. This is perfectly normal as long as the structure remains intact.
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