Common Name: Pogostemon erectus formerly Rotala Verticillaris
Origins: Asia – Southern India and Sri Lanka
Growth Rate: Moderate
Requirements: Temps 68° to 76°F, PH 6.5 to 7.5
These plants have whorled leaves, meaning three or more leaves or petals radiate from the node. This beautiful plant with long thin leaves is a very dramatic plant that does its best in an aquarium with strong lighting, supplemental CO2 and fertilizers. The dosage of nitrogen will moderate its growth rate. Be mindful to space the stems out to allow its leaves to grow straight which shows its best.
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