by Robert Paul Hudson
P. erectus is like a miniature version of P. stellata. I really like this plant. It generally doesn’t grow more than eight inches tall if you have intensive light. Under weak light it will grow taller with wide gaps between the leaves. The shape of the leaves and stems may remind you of a conifer tree. The soft green color and fine texture are quite inviting.
Other than its light and C02 requirements, Pogostemon erectus is fairly easy to grow and undemanding. The plant originated from India, and until recently has been rarely available in the USA. Florida Aquatic Nurseries is now producing this plant and selling it through their retailers such as www.aquariumplants.com.