Tropica Pogostemon helferi 1-2-Grow!

Downoi live aquarium plant for decoration and fish stimulation

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At a glance...
  • Curly live Pogostemon plant for freshwater aquariums
  • Medium difficulty to grow with a medium growth rate
  • Pre-portioned 2-3cm plants
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Pogostemon helferi is an unusual and distinctive aquatic plant with a compact habit, curly leaves and a strikingly beautiful green colour. This plant was discovered by aquarists in Thailand, close to the border with Burma. It's common name is Downoi (little star) in Thailand, and it is easy to see why (5-10 cm tall and wide).

With good light conditions and a substrate rich in nutrients Pogostemon helferi forms many side shoots, which develop small roots, and the plant rapidly forms an impressive carpet of foreground vegetation.

Key Features:

  • Considered medium difficulty to grow
  • Distinctive curly leaves
  • Medium growth rates
  • Reaches heights of 3-10cm+
  • Medium light demand of 0.5W/L
  • Medium CO2 demand of 6-14mg/L
Common name Downoi
Type Stem
Growth rate Medium
Origin Asia
Height 3-10cm+
Light demand Medium - 0.5W/L
CO2 demand Medium - 6-14 mg/L
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