Tropica 1-2 Grow! Pogostemon helferi
Tropica 1-2 Grow! Pogostemon helferi
Tropica 1-2 Grow! Pogostemon helferi

Tropica 1-2 Grow! Pogostemon helferi

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Aquarists in Thailand, close to the border with Burma, discovered this plant. It is called 'Downoi' (little star) in Thailand, and it is easy to see why (2-4 inches tall and wide). Pogostemon helferi is an unusual and distinctive aquatic plant with a compact habit, curly leaves and a strikingly beautiful green color.

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

Common Name

Downoi

Family Name

Onagraceae

Type

Stem

Origin

Asia

Propagation

Stem cutting and lateral shoot development
Medium
Growth Rate
2-4 Inches
Height
Medium
Light Demand
Medium
CO2 Demand1
6.0 - 7.5
pH

1 Low: < 6ppm, Medium: 6-14pm, High: 15-25ppm

Care Instructions

  • Maintain stable water parameters to prevent melting and rotting
  • Provide water column or substrate fertilization
  • High CO2 and high light will result in compact growth and better coloration
  • Frequent trimming will promote side shoots and bushy growth
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  • Tissue culture plants are cultivated in laboratory, in enclosed cups with a gel growing medium.

  • They are guaranteed to be free from snails, algae and pesticides.

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