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.

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 78 reviews
Mark Latham
Another healthy plant

This is my 3rd plant order. All the plants are healthy and I had to trim back the grasses I purchased awhile back. The plants are growing rapidly.

Tom P
Fun Plant!

As with every other order from AQ_Co-Op, I received a very healthy plant of generous size. I love the distinct look.


Plants arrived on time. All look great can’t wait to plant them in my 75 gallon tank. Thanks again Dustin’s group. Tank on !

Armando carranza
My Helferi melted

The plants came in on time and they were such a vibrant green! Very healthy. Throughout the week it slowly melted away...or eaten by my corys or hillstream loach? Idk! Chicago water is hard so maybe that played a factor. I haven't tested my tank. But give them a try yourself! Instill want them in mine.

Pogostemon helferi

I received my order today and couldn't believe the number of plants I got in the 4.5 cm mesh pot! I have several plants in three different aquariums now. I look forward to seeing how they do, now that they are planted and establishing themselves in my tanks. Thank you Dustin! Your site will be my go-site from now on.