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!.
I ordered the Pogostemon Helferi Downoi and he got it out to me fast, it was shipped the same day, some places wont ship till few days later! I’m always in support of the small business! I hope you’ll maybe start doing tissue culture plants in the future! Hope to do more business in future.
me Dr suess plant melted in transit. everything else is doing well.
It arrived healthy strong plant and a happy addition to my tank. Love ut
Received my plant yesterday and even though it was in the 90's here, it was still healthy and crispy strong! No melt, no mush!