Pogostemon helferi AKA Dr Seuss Plant (Downoi)
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.
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 :)
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 Substrate is key here. You can see the roots on these plants... they want food where they eat!.
Plant arrived healthy and was a good size specimen. Adds a lot of character to the aquascape.
Came in looking health with good roots. Neat looking little plant. Only had it in the tank for 1 day, but so far so good. The color is a lighter green (though that could change once it settles in) than everything else I have so the color, leaf shape and size provide a nice contrast. Most expensive plant I've bought thus far, but worth it.
I thought it was expensive for the single plant but a fairly large mother plant and small offshoots came. It was very pale and I thought was in bad shape but within a day of being under good light the color deepened in in the center and the offshoots. Thank you
Plants came quickly and hardy. Odd looking but great looking plant!!! Always looking forward getting plants from you guys, keep up the great work!
I have ordered multiple times from Dustin. By far, these are the best quality plants I have ever received from any seller!
"Dr. Seuss" plant is the bomb!