Pogostemon Helferi 'Downoi' also known as 'Dao Noi' which means "little star" in Thailand. This plant was discovered by aquarists in Thailand and is commonly known as 'Downoi' in the United States. 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 substrate rich in nutrients, Pogostemon Helferi can turn red color and forms many side shoots, which develop small roots, and the plant rapidly forms an impressive carpet of foreground vegetation.
- Sold as a Tissue Culture Plants with vitamin liquid/gel
- Packaging May Vary! To be sent in either in vitro bag or cup
- Package size: approx. 4 inches
- Sustainable growth aquarium plants species
- Great value! Nice specimen!
- Tissue Culture Technology | 100% Free from Snail, Algae, Pathogen, and Bacteria plus Extended Shelf Life on all in Vitro Plants
Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, and pesticides, grow emerged or submerge.
Growth Rates: Medium
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Nutrient Substrate: Required
Lighting Requirements: Medium-High
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WHAT WE GUARANTEE
24 Hours Live Arrival Guarantee* - In a rare case of live stocks dead on arrival, we must be notified within 24 hours by the same day of delivery. Please take clear photos of the damaged product and send it to us within 24 hours. Live Arrival Guarantee will be void after 24 hours of delivery. All replacements are considered final and we will not replace the replacement.
- Picture requirements: Take at least 2 clear photos of damaged product in their original, unopened & sealed transparent packing and send photos and orders information to our email within 24 hours: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please do not take picture of damaged plants, or animals in your aquarium. Once they have been introduced to your aquarium's ecosystem. It is no longer covered by our guarantee.
Please keep in mind that Live Arrival Guarantee only guarantees that live stocks will be alive upon arrival. We cannot guarantee that you will continue to have success with them. Many factors, including the aquarium environment, water quality, nutrient, temperature, lighting, filter, and CO2 system, can contribute to the failure to grow live plants and live animals.
WHAT WE CAN'T GUARANTEE
Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.
However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.
- Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
- We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
- We don't guarantee your aquarium success or are responsible for your aquarium inhabitant including but not limited to fish, shrimp, snail, turtle, etc. So please quarantine all plants when use!
- Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be grow emerged or submerge.
These guys arrived sturdy and in good shape. I don’t know what happened though because less than a week after planted, they totally and completely melted away. That’s not APF’s fault, though! They just really didn’t like something in my tank!
The plants arrived in great shape and were packed well so that the cold did not effect them. I let them warm up and then planted them. They look great so far.
All of my orders from APF have been healthy, beautiful plants. This particular pogostemon was damaged during shipping. It was packaged very well and everything else in the order was ok. Time will tell if it recovers. I will absolutely order more from APF in the future. If this plant doesn't survive I know APF will make it right. I'm not worried at all.
Arrived quickly as always, with a good quantity of some beautiful greens. Plant immediately as these don’t have any longevity within the cup. Was able to get five large bunches - I planted in three separate tanks. Fifth star will come when adaptation is achieved successfully; for now, it’s too soon to tell.
Plants came in fast, also the best plants I have ordered online.
It arrived in healthy condition, nice and bright. It's robust and growing well in the tank. What a pretty plant!