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Pogostemon Stellatus "Octopus"
  • Pogostemon Stellatus "Octopus"

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Common Name: Pogostemon Narrow Leaf

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Medium

Light Demand: Medium

Co2 Demand: Medium

Fertilizer Demand: Medium

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Plant Pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions. Plants Sent are grown in Farms in Emmersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Plant/Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When they are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures

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Description: Pogostemon Stellatus "Octopus" is a captivating aquatic plant known for its distinctive and unusual leaf structure. Belonging to the Lamiaceae family, this species is native to Asia, particularly regions like India and Southeast Asia. The name "Octopus" is derived from the plant's elongated and curled leaves, resembling the tentacles of an octopus. With its striking appearance, Pogostemon Stellatus "Octopus" is a popular choice among aquarists looking to add a touch of uniqueness to their planted aquariums.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Pogostemon Stellatus "Octopus"
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Origin: Asia (India, Southeast Asia)
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Advanced
  • Lighting Requirements: Medium to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Medium to High
  • Temperature Range: 68-82°F (20-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Cuttings, Side Shoots

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Pogostemon Stellatus "Octopus" thrives in medium to high lighting conditions. Ample light is crucial to highlight its unique leaf formation and encourage compact growth.

2. CO2 and Nutrients: Providing medium to high levels of CO2 enhances the plant's growth, and a nutrient-rich environment supports its overall health. Regular dosing of a comprehensive liquid fertilizer and a nutrient-rich substrate are beneficial.

3. Water Parameters: Maintain a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5. The plant can adapt to varying water hardness levels.

4. Planting: Plant individual stems in the substrate, allowing sufficient space for the leaves to unfurl and showcase their unique appearance. Pogostemon Stellatus "Octopus" creates a visually striking display in aquariums.

5. Pruning: Regular pruning is essential to maintain the desired shape and prevent overcrowding. Trimming the upper parts of the stems encourages lateral branching and a bushier appearance.

6. Propagation: Pogostemon Stellatus "Octopus" can be propagated through cuttings or side shoots. Cuttings can be replanted in the substrate, and side shoots that develop along the stems can be separated and planted independently.

7. Midground to Background Plant: Due to its height and visually intriguing leaves, Pogostemon Stellatus "Octopus" is often used as a midground or background plant, adding a unique focal point to the aquarium.

8. Visual Impact: The unusual leaf structure of Pogostemon Stellatus "Octopus" makes it a standout choice for aquascaping. Its presence adds a touch of creativity and individuality to planted aquariums.

Pogostemon Stellatus "Octopus" is an excellent choice for aquarists seeking a distinctive and visually interesting plant to enhance their aquarium. With proper care, including attention to lighting and nutrient levels, this species can thrive and become a captivating centerpiece in a planted tank.



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