Common Name: Downoi
Pogostemon Helferi 'Downoi'
Downoi is a low growing aquatic plant originating from Thailand that has become popular in the past several years. Its a midground plant that if given sufficient lighting and nutrients can grow into a thick bush of green foliage. This plant has a unique appearance, with long and wavy leaves that almost resemble Buce Catherinae types. It can grow both emersed and submerged.
Downoi is not considered hard to grow as long as you have sufficient lighting. CO2 is not absolutely necessary to keep the plant alive but it does allow it to thrive. Side shoots will develop as the plant matures. Propagation is simple, just cut any side shoots or along the stem and replant
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Light: Medium to High
Propagation: Cut new growth along with roots
Growth rate: Moderate
Because we love our plants so much and don't want to let them go, we only ship on Monday. Just kidding!
For the safety of these magical plants, we only ship Monday through Wednesday, and Friday. Orders placed after 1pm Pacific Time will be shipped the following day.
Rimless aquariums and other hard goods will be shipped Monday through Friday via UPS Ground or freight. When purchasing plants/livestock with any hard goods, they will sometimes be shipped separately; but don't worry, we'll be sure to keep you updated with your purchase!
Please make sure your shipping address is correct as we will not be held responsible for DOA due to an undeliverable addresses.
Hard goods can be returned up to 30 days after purchase for a full refund as long as the product is unused and new in box. We offer store credit for items that have been opened and used. Customer will have to pay for return shipping freight.
We are unable to accept returns for perishable items such as plants or livestock. However, feel free to reach out to us if you are unsatisfied in any way! We do provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
If your plants arrived DOA (Dead On Arrival), please provide a clear picture of the plants sealed in its original packaging within 12 hours of the package arrival at the shipping address.
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During winter (under 50°F at your location), please remember to add a heat pack to your order to receive our DOA guarantee. Orders without the purchase of a heat pack will not qualify for DOA replacements, refunds or credits.
Don’t worry, we’ll take care of your order as long as it fits within the guidelines above!
We will not be able to refund gift cards for cash from the gift card receiver. However, if you purchased the gift card for someone and decide you need a refund, please contact us!
First the pot it was in was half the size of the plastic holder and there were no leaves left. We'll see if it recovers but it was definitely the last one as it went out of stock after my order. They probably shouldnt have sold this one, especially for the price. 4 plants was probably about right for the price if they were healthy. Rest of the order was great though.
The pogostemon helferi I ordered arrived beautiful and healthy. However, I was a little disappointed at the amount in the pot based on the picture on the site and the price it cost, but it is doing well in the tank so that makes up for it!