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Mzimvubu spurflower

Plectranthus mzimvubuensis

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A perennial shrub that grows up to 1m and up to 3m wide. Is aromatic and has roots with tubers and fibres. Flowers are pink and tubular in shape with long calyx extending from the flower. Naturally occurring in a subtropical climate with an annual summer rainfall of 1000-1250mm. Easily propagated from cuttings and is best suited to moist to dry bushveld and thicket gardens. An attractive perennial shrub for shady areas in the garden.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Take15-20cm cuttings and remove leaves from the bottom half. Root in sandy soil mix.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa, Mzimbu river in the Eastern Cape
Natural climate
Arid Savannah, Subtopical

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Wet
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Ornamental
An attractive perennial shrub.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Pink
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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