3-05-2024, 13:47

Persicaria Odorata

Persicaria Odorata, or as it is also called, fragrant mountaineer, grows in humid conditions in Southeast Asia. In its homeland, this herb is widely used in cooking due to its aroma and taste. The leaves of the plant have an unsurpassed flavor, resembling something between mint and cilantro, with slight notes of citrus. Because of this, Vietnamese coriander leaves are used in various spices for soups, salads and stews.

Persicaria Odorata has elongated, thin, arrow-shaped leaves with pointed tips. The leaf surface is shiny, with reddish veins. The height of the bush can reach 30 cm.

Persicaria Odorata feels most comfortable in humid greenhouse conditions. It requires regular watering and a bright, but not direct sunlight, location.

Persicaria Odorata

Persicaria odorata can be planted in aquariums. Many aquarists often use this plant in the foreground or background of an aquarium. The plant is not demanding and is able to grow normally in a wide range of water parameters. Given that Persicaria Odorata is a terrestrial plant, it should be periodically trimmed, otherwise the leaves reaching the surface of the water will leave it and grow in the air.

Water parameters: temperature 22-28° C, hardness dH 4-18°, acidity pH 4,5-7,0.

Lighting should be bright, with an intensity of 0.8 W/l and duration of 10-12 hours per day. 
The substrate is nutritious, CO2 is not required.


Persicaria Odorata is easily propagated via underground rhizomes. The plant can also be propagated by stem cuttings or rhizome division. Cuttings should be taken from healthy, mature shrubs and rooted in a well-drained soil mixture. Rhizomes can be divided in spring or fall and transplanted to a new location.

Persicaria Odorata

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