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Re: [APD] Pogostemon helferi
I know something about the plant -- I grow it. GIve it a reasonable amount
of light -- mine is getting around 2wpg in a 55 with CO2 and 2 wpg in a 55
with ocasional Excel -- and leave it alone. Grows fine. Very little
difference between the growth rate in the 2 tanks -- not an especially fast
grower for me but very healthy.
I never knew why it was considered a difficult plant until these two posts.
I would suggest that anyone wishing to get a start check out the plant
selling forum on places like APC where you can buy stems at reasonable
prices (think I paid $12 including shipping for 8 stems) that come out of
OPT -- other people's tanks. In fact, there are other "expensive" or "hard
to find" or "difficult to grow" plants available from other hobbyists that I
had real difficulties with until I started getting them out of OPT.
On 5/26/07, bill <billpers at comcast_net> wrote:
> This plant is usually grown emersed. It looses its leaves when it is
> planted under water but then recovers, so they say. So leave what's left
> alone, if you can.
> Yes, I Googled it because I didn't know anything about that plant. Now I
> know a little bit and maybe others do too.
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