Pogostemon Helferi also known as Downoi, has a distinct look with its leaves spreading into a Star like appearance. A fairly easy plant to grow as long as it receives enough nutrients. Once established it can be used to form a beautiful foreground carpet. The plant itself can grow up to 8cm from tip to tip. Strong lighting will bring about compact growth, while growing taller with dimmer lighting. For a nice effect it can be nestled into small gaps on driftwood. When planting, space about an inch apart so it has room to grow. CO2 will help accelerate growth rate. Reproduction is from side shoots or cutting and replanting.
This Helferi in these pots are larger than the tissue cultures.
Size when ordering: 3cm Terracotta Pot
- Family: Acanthaceae
- Origin: South East Asia
- pH: 6 – 8
- Temperature: 20 – 30° C
- Height: 2 cm – 15 cm
- Lighting: Moderate to High