Aquarium Plants Factory

Pogostemon Helferi

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Pogostemon Helferi 'Downoi' also known as 'Dao Noi' which means "little star" in Thailand. This plant was discovered by aquarists in Thailand and 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 in red color and forms many side shoots, which develop small roots, and the plant rapidly forms an impressive carpet of foreground vegetation. 

  • Sold as Bare-root Plants or Potted Plants.
  • Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation.
  • BUY 2 GET FREE* PROMOTION | Simply buy 2 quantities, we will send you 1 extra for free on eligible purchases. Offer valid on the same type of plant, and on the same transaction only.
    CO2: Not Required
    Growth Rates: Medium-Fast
    Difficulty Level: Easy
    Nutrient Substrate: Required
    Lighting Requirements: Medium-High

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    Jim Davis
    Pogostemon Helferr

    I was pleasantly surprised. The plants arrived better than pictured. Many individual plants per order (I got 6). This nicely fills out the space I want them in. Unlike my last order from another vendor, these had nice roots and many leaves. APF is gonna be my one stop shopping place going forward!

    Mitchell C.

    Very healthy when it arrived. Has been growing nicely for the last month. A couple stems rotted but no big deal just replanted the top portion. Good amount for price

    Kuan Huang
    Beautiful plants

    They are beautiful plants. They are in bright green color. The Shapes of the leaves provider distinct look in the aquarium. Lots of stems in the pots. I split them up. Easily rooted.

    Fabiano Rosa
    Beautiful Plant

    I bought 2 potted Pogostemon Helferi Dao Nois, they arrived perfectly healthy, bright green colors and multiple heads. I could make a great coverage with the little stars. Amazing plant.

    Stephanie Bridge
    What a beauty!

    Beautiful little plant, excellent condition!


    Smaller than expected but looks great