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Common Name: Downoi  "Little Star"

 

This plant was discovered by aquarists in Thailand, close to the border with Burma. It is called 'Downoi' (little star) in Thailand, and it is easy to see why (5-10 cm tall and wide). Pogostemon helferi is an unusual and distinctive aquatic plant with a compact habit, curly leaves and a strikingly beautiful green colour.

Pogostemon helferi

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  • This plant is grown in-vitro and is kept in a nutrient medium. Gently remove plant from cup and rinse in a containor of aquarium water to remove the medium. Seperate into portions and plant into substrate with aquascaping tweezers. 

    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. Medium levels of C02 injection is also recomended.

    DO NOT RELEASE PLANTS AND LIVESTOCK INTO LOCAL WATERWAYS!

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