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Downoi ( Pogostemon helferi )

Downoi ( Pogostemon helferi )

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Pogostemon Helferi also known as Downoi, has a distinct look with its lovely crinkled curly green 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. Over time Pogostemon Helferi will form a dense carpet. CO2 will help accelerate growth rate. If you see yellow leaves then try increasing nutrients in the water.Reproduction is from side shoots or cutting and replanting.     

Type: Stem
Growth Rate: Medium
Light Demand: Medium
CO2: Medium
Temperature: 68 - 86°F(20 - 30°C )
pH Range: 6.0 - 7.5
Location: Foreground
Propagation: Divided
Purchase Size: 1 Stem



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