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Pogostemon helferi (Little Star) - Aqua Essentials
Pogostemon helferi (Little Star) - Aqua Essentials
Pogostemon helferi (Little Star) - Aqua Essentials
Pogostemon helferi (Little Star) - Aqua Essentials

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Pogostemon helferi (Little Star)

Model:P2021010

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£6.99
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Quick Facts

Rating: Average

Common name: Dao noi or Little Star

Origin: Asia

Position in Aquarium: Foreground

Grows up to (cm): 10 cm

Pot Size: 5 cm

Growth rate: Medium pace

Plant Sizes

Just wanted to give you a heads up that the image of the plant you'll be receiving is just an example of what you can expect. Each plant is unique and may vary in size and shape, so it won't be an exact match to the photo. If we provide a size guide, keep in mind that it's just an estimate and that plants can vary in size depending on the time of year.

Our Delivery Promise to you

If you choose Express Delivery, we will replace any plants that are damaged due to delays. Express Delivery is a fast, trackable, and reliable option with a one hour delivery window. It also ensures that the plants will arrive in the same condition as when they left our facility. If you choose a different postage option, such as Tracked 24 or Tracked 48, you will not be covered for any damages due to delays and will assume the risk yourself if the plants do not arrive in good condition. Express Delivery includes an insurance policy, which may cost more but provides added peace of mind.



If you order before 4pm we dispatch the same working day (Mon-Fri). Shipping prices start at £4.99 depending on the speed of delivery required.

Pogostemon helferi is a really lovely foreground plant that is very different looking from most others. It’s got curly leaves which makes it distinguishable.

Originating from Thailand, discovered the plant and called it “dao noi” which means little star and some hobbyists still know it by this name today. It’s still found today on the verges of rivers in Thailand and like many plants spends time above and below the water line. The soil it’s found in is predominantly clay and as a result rich in iron - there’s also a lot of calcium carbonate available to this plant which is another reason why it does well in a freshwater aquarium.

Pogostemon helferi grows to approximately 10cm tall. If light is lower then it will reach up to about 15cm but under a bright light it’s even more compact 5-8cm. Most hobbyists like it to look as compact as possible.

When planting it in the aquarium make sure you remove any decaying leaves. As Pogostemon helferi has quite a few, it’s worth taking time to do this - they only rot in the aquarium anyway. When it comes to trimming this plant, you need to remove entire shoots - this helps light to still access the plant as it grows. You can replant any shoots you remove.

It’s also happy without the addition of CO2 which is quite unusual with foreground plants that are generally a bit more demanding. With CO2 and good lighting, it grows fast and stays compact. Lower lighting and no CO2 means slightly taller plants and slower growth. The addition of liquid carbon such as Neutro CO2 is beneficial and will improve plant growth.

Pogostemon helferi (Little Star) - Aqua Essentials
Pogostemon helferi (Little Star) - Aqua Essentials
Pogostemon helferi (Little Star) - Aqua Essentials
Pogostemon helferi (Little Star) - Aqua Essentials

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1. Delivery Information

How much does shipping cost?
Shipping starts from £4.99 up to 5kgs on a tracked 48 service. If you want it faster (recommended for plants) then choose Tracked 24 £6.99) or DPD Express Delivery (£8.99).

How long does shipping take?
Not long in general. DPD is the fastest service available and if you order before pm we'll dispatch the same working day. DPD aim to get the parcel to you in 1-2 working days (excluding bank holidays).

Is there tracking available?

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Customer Reviews

Based on 223 reviews
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22%
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Andrea Ashcroft
Great little plant

Love this plant, you get quite a lot, and the vivid green looks great against my wood

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Sonia Hamer
Nice plant

Good quality plant, just like picture. Just hope it goes in nicely

A
Alec Evans
Great little plants, in great condition.

Love these little stars. Everyone should have them.

G
Graham Foulkes
progostomen

arrived in very good condition quick delivery

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Stephen Hardiman
A little gem.

A stunning plant.i split it into 3 smaller plants and placed it across the front.it arrived as usual,in pristine condition.
10/10.

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Brian F.
Review

Excellent plants arrived very quick

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Brian F.
Review

Excellent plants arrived very quick

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Diana I.
Review

There was so much of it , I divided it up a lot but had to throw some out, due to having a small nano tank. The plant has since settled well and week later is already giving me new shoots and plenty growth

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Diana I.
Review

There was so much of it , I divided it up a lot but had to throw some out, due to having a small nano tank. The plant has since settled well and week later is already giving me new shoots and plenty growth

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Heather M.
Review

Arrived in fantastic condition with moisture and sturdy root protection. Already looking great in my planted tank! Will take a little while to grow and spread but worth it!

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