Pogostemon stellatus is distinguished by its beautiful shape and colour. Stems from 20-60 cm and up to 10 cm wide. It is difficult to grow in aquariums. It requires intensive light and the addition of CO2 to grow well.
The shortage of micronutrients leads to pale leaves, which may be an indication that the aquarium needs fertiliser. Even in good conditions growth sometimes stops suddenly. Plants in aquarium shops are generally low, compact plants grown in marshy conditions, and do not reveal their full glory until planted in the aquarium.
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This very decorative form of Pogostemon stellatus is traded with the name “Dassen”. According to some sources it was found in Australia. When cultivated under water, it develops narrow, long leaves with orange upper side and pinkish red lower side.
As well as other Pogostemon stellatus forms, this plant prefers rather strong lighting, soft to medium hard water and regular CO2 and macro- and micronutrient supply. Higher temperatures of about 24-28 °C are advantageous.
Pogostemon stellatus ‘Dassen’ is a quite large stem plant that attracts attention with its dense, fine, colourful foliage. It is best placed as a bush in the midground to background.