Pogostemon stellatus

General information: Plant form varies throughout its range, two forms are cultured, one broad leaf form from Berry Creek, NT and a thin leaf form from Green Ant Creek, NT.

Cultivation notes: water temp about 27 deg C, soft water, CO2 fertilisation, pH neutral, grows well in current.

Distribution: Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia. Outside Australia ranges from India. Southern China, Japan and Malesia.

Selling details: sold by bunch of cut stems tied at the base.

Reference: Cowie, Short & Osterkamp Madsen ( 2000 ) "Floodplain Flora, a flora of the floodplain of the Northern Territory, Australia", Leach, Greg & Osborne P.L., (1985) "Freshwater plants of Papua New Guinea"