We have really come a long way with this plant. We used to think it wasn't as hardy as others, but now, after a year of keeping it, it isn't as demanding as we had once thought.
A very similar plant with a purple hue would be Eustralis Stellata!!!!!!
.I run this in my friend's aquariums and you can see it kind of overran the aquarium. It was under one of our "Standard Double LEDs" however it didn't have that great of the substrate.
This plant will give you a long flowing look which is a nice contrast to tall and long background plants like Jungle Val.
Grab some Pogostemon Stellata and take the colors of your aquarium to the next level.
I would definitely call this plant an Intermediate Plant. Worth your time to look at and an incredible addition to any tank. I suggest this for someone with moderate lighting and a nutrient setup. On a scale from 1 to 10. 1 being you can grow it in a toilet and 10 is impossible. I give Pogostemon Stellata a 3.5. Because it doesn't like change!. So it has to resettle in its environment!