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Pogostemon quadrifolius

°dKH
Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Background, Midground
Difficulty: very easy
Growth: very fast
Range and localities: 

North and South India, eastern Bangladesh, Southeast Asia; origin of the aquarium plant: Laos


Availability [?]: 
  • frequently available commercially
  • frequently available from other aquarists

Synonyms: 
  • Dysophylla quadrifolia Benth.
  • Eusteralis quadrifolia (Benth.) Panigrahi

Misapplied names: 
  • Pogostemon stellatus ''Octopus''

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
Botanical name [?]: Pogostémon quadrifólius (Bentham) Kuntze

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Pogostemon

References and further reading:
  1. Kasselmann, C. (2013): Pogostemon quadrifolius. Ein neuer Wasserstern aus Laos. - DATZ 05/2013: 54-59.
Light medium to high 
Optimum temperature 22 to 28 °C
Carbonate hardness 1 to 18 °dKH
pH value 6.5 to 7.5 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 10 to 40 mg/l

Growth: very fast

Propagation: Cuttings

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: unknown

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