Pogostemon Erectus Problems

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Pogostemon Erectus Problems

Post  bronzefighter on 2014-06-16, 18:00

So, I snagged some of this at an auction and have been struggling with it. If it wasn't breaking apart, it would uproot it self. If it didn't uproot itself, it would start shedding it's leaves. It is growing, albeit slowly, but it isn't thriving.

Currently under high light (Ray2) with Seachem Flourish ferts. Any suggestions?

You can see it in the background, there has been some new growth, it's still pretty raggedy.

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Post  Seattle_Aquarist on 2014-06-16, 18:34

Hi bronzefighter,

Pogostemon erectus (background left) is typically not a fast grower like some stem plants.  My experience has been that it likes lower dKH and dGH along with steady ferts for best growth.  The good news is you new growth is looking good, maybe give it a few weeks and cut off the tops and plant those as well.

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Post  bronzefighter on 2014-06-16, 19:41

Seattle_Aquarist wrote:Hi bronzefighter,

Pogostemon erectus (background left) is typically not a fast grower like some stem plants.  My experience has been that it likes lower dKH and dGH along with steady ferts for best growth.  The good news is you new growth is looking good, maybe give it a few weeks and cut off the tops and plant those as well.

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Thanks for the input Roy. I'll give it some more time then start trimming and replanting. I'd love to have a nice background clump in that spot.
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