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.

 

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.

Pogostemon Helferi

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  • Type:    Stem    

    Origin:    Asia    
    Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.

    Growth rate:    Medium    
    Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.

    Height:    3 - 10+    
    Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.

    Light demand:    Medium    
    The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.

    CO2 :    Medium    
    A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.