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Pogostemon sampsonii

Pogostemon sampsonii

  • Also known as Pogostemon cf. pumilus
  • Relatively compact stem plant
  • Suitable bushy plant for the middleground
  • Fresh green colour
  • Rarely available in trade elsewhere
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Description

A little known rarity, erroneously imported as "Limnophila puncatata Blume". It is commonly known under the provisional name Pogostemon cf. pumilus, however it has been identified as Pogostemon sampsonii by Christel Kasselmann in 2014. This species is native to southern China where it occurs in swamps and near waters. It is a rather slowly growing stem plant with a relatively compact habit. The leaves are slightly undulate and serrate, the stems are thick. It looks a bit like Limnophila aromatica "Wavy", but it is more compact, and its colour is more of a light blueish-green. The veins of young leaves are often reddish.

Pogostemon sampsonii is moderately demanding. Medium to strong lighting, regular macro- and micronutrient supply also via the bottom and CO2 supply are recommendable. As well as other stem plants, it is easily propagated by cuttings.

This Pogostemon is great as a low-growing compact bush in the middle ground, but should also be nice in planted streets in a Holland-style tank.

Please be aware that the submerse form of this plant could contain snails and other invertebrates.

Known as Limnophila punctata 'Blume' and Pogostemon cf. pumilus for several years, this relatively new aquarium plant has been identified by Christel Kasselmann as Pogostemon sampsonii, a species from southern China.

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Misapplied names Pogostemon cf. pumilus, Limnophila punctata 'Blume', Pogostemon punctata 'Blume', Pogostemon punctata sp 'Blume'
Complete botanical name Pogostémon sampsónii (Hance) Press
Family Lamiaceae
Genus Pogostemon
Propagation Cuttings
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Misapplied names
Pogostemon cf. pumilus, Limnophila punctata 'Blume', Pogostemon punctata 'Blume', Pogostemon punctata sp 'Blume'
Complete botanical name
Pogostémon sampsónii (Hance) Press
Family
Lamiaceae
Genus
Pogostemon
Propagation
Cuttings
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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