POGOSTEMON HELFERI 'DOWNOI' Potted
Common Name: Downoi
Pogostemon Helferi 'Downoi'
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Light: Medium to High
Propagation: Cut new growth along with roots
Growth rate: Moderate
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