Pogostemon Helferi Downoi Red

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Pogostemon Helferi Downoi has unique, crinkled foliage!
Remove this plant from its pot and rockwool before planting!
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Pogostemon Helferi Downoi Red is a variation of the popular original, P. Downoi. This variation is rarer of the two known forms with this species featuring red-toned striations and color tones throughout the foliage. In general, Pogostemon Helferi Downoi is distinctive and easily recognized for its unique leaves. Growth is typically compact but can become leggy if lighting levels are insufficient. Providing medium to high lighting, CO2 injection and a quality source of nutrition will help in ensuring this aquarium plant remains compact and bushy. 

Because of its growth pattern, most aquarium hobbyists favor placing this unique plant in the midground of an aquascape layout or along the base of structures. We recommend this plant to hobbyists who have more experience growing and keeping aquarium plants. 

Common Name Pogostemon Helferi Downoi Red
Care Medium
Lighting Medium to High
CO2 Recommended
Suggested Placement Midground
Propagation Trim and Replant
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Size Varies
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday - Friday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.

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Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.

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