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Kaoko spurflower

Plectranthus unguentarius

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A tall shrub that can grow up to 2m, has erect stems with deciduous, semi-succulent leaves which have a pleasant smell. Flowering in Autumn. Leaves and flowers are hairy. Naturally occurring in full sun on rocky outcrops in Namibia. Many plants lose their leaves in winter. A water-wise Plectranthus shrub that is very drought resistant and fast growing.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Take 5-10cm cuttings and remove leaves from the bottom halve. Root in sandy soil mix.
Seed
Sow seed in Spring. Keep moist until roots have developed.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Africa, Namibia
Natural climate
Arid Savannah

Environment

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

Uses

Ornamental
A water-wise Plectranthus shrub that is very drought resistant and fast growing.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White - green
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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