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Hairy spurflower

Plectranthus hadiensis var. hadiensis

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A shrubby or herbaceous shrub that grows up to 1.5m from vigorous roots. It is semi-succulent and has spreading branches and rounded leaves. It can re-sprout from the rootstock. Grows well in moist subtropical gardens, but can handle less water. Grows in both in semi- and full shade. Flower Autumn to Winter. It is an attractive spreading flowering shrub for the garden.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Take softwood cuttings, dip in rooting hormone and root in moist potting soil. Or leave cuttings in a glass of water until roots have formed.
Seed
Sow seed in Spring.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa. Naturally occurring in KwaZulu Natal and Mpumalanga to Gauteng amoungst rocks in areas with a summer rainfall (700-1000mm annually).
Natural climate
Dry Savannah (Summer rainfall)

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Ornamental
An attractive spreading flowering shrub for the garden.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Mauve or white
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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