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'm hopeful the plant will live. Arrived mostly wrapped in rock wool, not many leaves, one stem, but the roots are good. Good roots usually means the plant can do well. But honestly, kind of underwhelming for the price.
Plant arrived alive, but pretty small. I can see there were multiple off shoots, but they were grey and squishy. The main stem seems to be ok.
I order 3 and got 5! I was stoked bc there expensive! There small but rooted
As always the plants all arrived intact and very healthy. Never messed with this one before. Planted in medium with about 1.5 watts/gal. VERY soft and just slightly acid (discus) water. A beautiful and unusual plant. Hope I do it right.