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Spike spurflower

Plectranthus spicatus

A small shrub (up to 700mm tall) with many branches standing upright. Flowering in Autumn with a strong smell of camphor. Naturally occurring on rock outcrops in the Eastern Cape (South Africa) and extending up North beyond Mpumalanga. Found in both full sun to light shade. It is a great succulent for pot plants or rockeries.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Take 5-10cm cuttings, remove leaves from bottom halve and plant in a sandy soil mixture.
Seed
Seed wil germinate in 21- 28 days.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa, Eastern Cape to Mpumalanga
Natural climate
Dry to Semi-Arid Savannah

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Ornamental
A great succulent for pot plants or rockeries.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Blue purple to violet purple
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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