Pogostemon helferi AKA Dr Seuss Plant (Downoi) SALE
AS OF 10.15.21 THE PLANT LOOKS LIKE PHOTOS 2-5, not as full as the main photo, more branchy. Not as big of a "Main Tree" more little sprouts all over.
THESE DON'T STAY INSTOCK.
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!.
Love these little silly plants they really add a lot of needed texture to a completely planted tank with no rock or wood decor. Don’t expect a perfect circular plant because that isn’t reality and if it was perfect I don’t think it’d be as fun. I got these on sale and this is by far the best price i’ve seen this size of established plants. You always get great value here.
Wasnt what i expected but still an awesome plant n very healthy
I ordered 2 of this species. I have a 5 yo and 10 yo so I thought it would be pretty neat to grow. It is an usual looking plant but nice. One plant was significantly smaller than the other for the price. But overall, good roots and plant structure are what's important and for that I give 5 stars. Can't wait to see them grow! I had to revise my review bc it posted as Dr. Sue's Plants, lol.
Came in smaller than I expected, but that was well overcompensated by the amount. There were at least 20 small rosettes. I know it's a demanding plant, but I've separated it into 3 different tanks and will now monitor. Hopefully, it will root and grow well.