This very decorative form of Pogostemon stellatus is traded with the name “Dassen”. According to some sources it was found in Australia. When cultivated under water, it develops narrow, long leaves with orange upper side and pinkish red lower side.
As well as other Pogostemon stellatus forms, this plant prefers rather strong lighting, soft to medium hard water and regular CO2 and macro- and micronutrient supply. Higher temperatures of about 24-28 °C are advantageous.
Pogostemon stellatus ‘Dassen’ is a quite large stem plant that attracts attention with its dense, fine, colourful foliage. It is best placed as a bush in the midground to background.