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Vicks Plant

Plectranthus hadiensis var. tomentosus

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Plectranthus hadiensis var. tomentosus is a perennial, succulent-like herb with aromatic leaves. Commonly known as the “Vicks Plant” due to the leaves smelling like Vick's Vap-O-Rub or mentholatum when crushed. It has beautiful cascading blue-violet flowers.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Cutting roots easily in potting soil - keep moist.
Seed
Sow seed as days warm up into Summer.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Temperate interior, Subtropical coastal

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Ornamental
Plant in shady areas in the garden.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Blue-violet
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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