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Plectranthus saccatus

Plectranthus saccatus subsp. saccatus

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The Stoep Jacaranda is a soft, semi-succulent, medium-sized, bushy shrub with pretty flowers, fresh green leaves and stems, and a woody base. The shrub reaches a height of about 1.2m. The purple-tinged branches have soft hairs. Important to cut it back well after flowering to keep bushy. Beautiful selections include 'King Goodwill' (rambling form with a long flowering white flower); 'Izingolweni' (lila flowers with large wings) and 'Nkandla' (white with pretty marks in the throat). Also look for 'Ngoye' (long lila-blue flowers) and 'Umtamvuna' (purple flowers with darker wings).

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds.

Propagation

Cuttings
Root 15-20cm cuttings in a glass of water or in moist potting soil.
Seed
Sow seeds in Spring.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Blue, Lilac and White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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