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Plectranthus fruticosus 'James'

Plectranthus fruticosus 'James'

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A shade-loving shrub that grows up to 2m and has a mass of pink tubular-shaped flowers in Autumn. It is a shade plant that can tolerate some full sun too. It tolerates some drought conditions compared to other Plectranthus varieties. Plants are easy to grow, however are frost tender. Responds well to pruning after flowering into in winter, together with composting to improve flowering. A decorative shade plant with pink flowers.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Flower do not last long after cut from the mother plant. Cuttings can be taken in spring and summer time.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take 15-20cm long cuttings and root in moist soil or cuttings can be taken in spring and summer time and can easily be rooted in a glass of water on windowsill!
Seed
Not usually propagated from seed, but gather after it has flower and keeps it moist while germinating.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Subtropical and temperate forests.

Environment

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

Uses

Ornamental
Lovely shrub for shade areas.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Pale pink and specked purple.
Scent
Mild - Unpleasant scent when leaves are crushed.

Problems

Problem free

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