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Plectranthus venteri

Plectranthus venteri

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Succulent-like, herbous perennial plant with distinctive deeply lobed leaves on self-branching stout stems. One of the few Plectranthus more prone to grow in the sun. Fragrant leaves remind of 'Vicks', a medication used to help with chess problems. The purplish mauve flowers usually appear in late fall.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Take cuttings during Spring.

Propagation

Seed
Not usually propagated by seed.
Cuttings
Take cuttings of 10-15cm and root in sandy soil mixture. Keep moist while rooting.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Arid interior, Temperate interior

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Purples
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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