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Pogostemon growth tips?

kschyff

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Hi there,
I have ordered some invitro pogostemon plants and have failed in the past to grow these successfully (with amazonia, co2 etc.). Are any specifics that I should be paying attention to with these plants?
 

castle

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I think these are just for soft water? never had any success with them with hard water.
 

Garuf

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Which ones? I have yatabeanus, helfri, stellatus, gayi, and “octopus” in my “big” tank and other than being total co2 fiends they don’t seem that fussy of anything.

Erectus however I have been unable to transition - not even once but if castle is right my water is liquid rock so it would make sense.
 

KirstyF

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Which pogostemon are you referring to? I grow helferi in 12gh/12kh with EI dosing and Co2. They don’t grow/spread very quickly but they are doing fine. Original plants were in-vitro.

I’m using tropica substrate but at least one of the offshoots has come up in adjacent sand.!

I also tried one of them as an epiphyte but it melted entirely so not a great success.
 

xZaiox

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Erectus however I have been unable to transition - not even once but if castle is right my water is liquid rock so it would make sense.
For what it's worth I have a big bunch of pogostemon erectus in my tank with roughly dKH 10 and dGH 20, and that hasn't seemed to bother it at all. It did take a little while to become established, but now it grows quickly and healthily. I dose EI and maintain high CO2 levels.
 
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