What is the difference between Eustralis Stellata and Pogostemon Stellatus?

dutchy

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I can buy both here, but the difference is not clear to me. Searching the internet I found that both names are mixed up a lot. Who knows exactly what the difference is, possibly with picture?

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jonny_ftm

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Eustralis is old name, new classification is under Pogostemon, both are same plants

However. I got Eustralis from a producer and Pogostemon from Tropica. The one from Tropica is a darker green with larger leaves. So it could be many sub-species around
 

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The Pogostemon I saw look more like L. Aromatica. Kind of a broad leaf version. Since I already have L. Aromatica, I want the one with the small leaves, so have to be careful what I'm buying.

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Then better you have the plant in hands before buying it or ask about the online shop you want to order from.