Pogostemon helferi AKA Dr Seuss Plant (Downoi) SALE

  • $18.95
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NOTE: The plant that you will receive looks like the photos labeled "AS OF 6/12/23" 

If Dr. Seuss had a tank...this would be in it.

Want a wicked looking foreground plant?  This is it.  This plant is a wild one, and we don't have it often.

Curly leaves that Stay Short.  This might be one of the most UNIQUE Foreground plants we have ever carried.   It's wild look will make a great contrast to a low carpet of round plants like baby tears, or a grass mat like a dwarf sag.

I have seen it get about 3 inches or so tall. You can pull stems off and replant to propagate it.

STOP- This plant sucks to ship- it might get a tad hurt in transit. (We often cage it with another pot over top) Look at it's leaf structure, its fragile. If you send us a picture right away (24 hours from delivered) we will work with you- not after)

NOTE: I would advise that you are successfully keeping some intermediate plants before jumping on this one.   (This shouldn't be your first aquarium plant :)  You could kill this plant if you don't have good light or substrate)

We have found Pogostemon helferi to be a HEAVY root feeder. This plants likes above average light as well.

On a scale of 1 being grows in your toilet, 10 being impossible.  This is about a 6.5 -7 Substrate is key here. You can see the roots on these plants... they want food where they eat!.


Customer Reviews

Based on 113 reviews
Thomas Simmons
waste of money

the plant was so small i doubt it grows. few micro cutting is all i got for that price, sad, you lost my business, spent about 200 on plants and half them are probally going in the trash. no impressed at all, deff did not get anything close to what was pictured, dissapointed to say the least.

Riley Kennedy
Pogostemon helferi

Honest review … wasn’t as mature as I hoped for based on some
Of the pictures posted but there was 3 plants that were able to be separated easily and planted so that mostly makes up for it .. ordering was easy .. I was updated on delivery several times
That was nice ! .. package arrived on time .. was packaged very nicely I can tell there was care taken in packaging pot on top of the plant pot secured in place wrapped with a moist towel around the pot in a sealed bag then in an insulated bubble package in a box .. I did need to rinse a little stuff off the roots but no big deal .. they did have pretty decent root system for small plants .. overall I am pleased and would purchase again

Sherrie Johnson
Super cute

Very unique. Goes well in a community tank. Warning not safe in a tank with snails. They will eat it.

Heferi snaps itself in half to propegate?!

First time customer, and was initially pleased with the order, and emailed to tell them so, and also share that one of the pogo stems was broken, main stem snapped in half. I did send pics because I had a question about handling the damaged plant, but I didn't send the packaging info because I wasn't requesting a replacement or for it to be made right in any way since they put warnings that the helferi have a hard time being shipped, you could tell the order was carefully and well packaged, and I added it last second to get free shipping anyways. Hindsight it was silly of me to ask the question thinking I would get a response before I needed to do something with said plant.
I wanted to be a return customer, and am actually pretty upset that I likely won't be due to the ridiculous response I did get telling me my clearly snapped main stem actually "looks like it shot off a runner". I honestly don't know if they think I'm so stupid I wouldn't know what a plant broken in half looks like, or think I'm stupid enough to believe that a plant cuts its top half off to create a runner. I would have been and very much wanted to be a return customer, but I can't wrap my head around the response I received. Maybe the pics weren't clear, but again, for you just to assume a customer is THAT dumb because you can't see what they see is beyond me. First pics show the head lopped off barely hanging on with the rest of the main stem and roots still in the wool. Last couple after it was removed.

Mark Martchink
Pray it grows

Was absolutely beautiful when opened package !