Pogostemon helferi AKA Dr Seuss Plant (Downoi) SALE

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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!.


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Customer Reviews

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Dr Seuss plant crazy cool looking plant

Came in in very good health very good quality plants fast responsive to a shipping address change great experience and customer service will definitely be getting more plants for my other tanks


This little plant came crushed, make sure you do not order plants during a shipping crisis! This is not dustins fault this is Ups fault, it was delayed 48 hrs in the Phoenix heat and the box was in very bad shape. Ugh! I’m hoping with therapy it lives.

A lovely little plant

I was impressed with the amount of root on these plants. They looked healthy, and still look good after being in my tank. Adds a nice bit of texture. And I received one extra!

Still trying to learn

I’ve noticed a ongoing problem I’ve been having with trying to transition most plants to my tanks. This time around I’m going to try to leave the plants in the wrapping for at least a week or until I see more roots (in the case of the stem cuttings) Hopefully for the helferi case, I can get them to establish and carpet in my tank.


Came in a tad beat up but managed to get 2 plants out of it so not bad.