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Port St John's spurflower

Plectranthus praetermissus

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A shade dwelling small herb or ground cover with bright purple-violet tubular flowers. Making excellent hanging baskets and flowers in Autumn. A decorative evergreen shade groundcover.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Make cuttings and remove bottom leaves. Place to root in moist potting soil.
Seed
Sow seed in Spring

Special features

Pot plant
Especially in hanging baskets!

Geography

Origin
South Africa, Eastern Cape, Port St Johns
Natural climate
Semi- subtropical forests with rainfall through out the year (ave 1500-1750mm).

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Wet
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Ornamental
A decorative shade groundcover and great in hanging baskets.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Purple - violet
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

Companion plants

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