They will grow better in a dry start environment from Petsmart. That's how Petsmarts supplier grows them; emersed.If I got a pack or two of Pogostemon helferi from Petsmart and put them in my dry start tank to root, would it benefit them? Would they be able to start growing outside of water?
Or do you think they'd melt as soon as I filled the tank?
I have had quite a bit of melting from Petsmart Downoi when submerged as they need to adapt to the new environment. I now have 30 plants from the same package.
emersed Downoi looks less full and stringy compared to the fullness of submerged.