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Tropica Pogostemon Erectus in Pot

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Pogostemon erectus

The Indian Pogostemon erectus forms compact groups of bright green, conifer-like stems, 15-40 cm tall and 1-3 cm wide. Pogostemon erectus is suitable as a background plant and creates a wonderful focal point in both smaller and larger groups. Intense light helps the plant to stay compact for a longer period. Moderate growth and vigorous roots.

Plant info





Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.

Growth rate:


Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.


15 - 30+

Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.

Light demand:


The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.

CO2 :


A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.

Plants that require a little extra

  • The plants require 20-40 lumen (or ½ watt T5) per litre to thrive.

  • CO2 supply is recommended to help plants grow with good colour and density.

  • Weekly maintenance times of ½-1 hour will be required depending on the growth and development of the plants.

  • Bottom substrate and liquid fertilisers are required. Special fertiliser is recommended.