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Plectranthus stylesii

Plectranthus stylesii

A perennial herb that grows to 1.2m high with small white flowers and shiny ovate leaves. Flowering in spring to autumn, it is a wonderful shade loving plant. It has a succulent ability to survive dry periods and is an attractive dainty Plectranthus. A delicate looking shade plant that also suits pot plants.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Make 15-20cm long cuttings after flower, removing the spend flower and bottom leaves. Place in sandy soil to root.
Seed
Sow seed in Spring and keep moist.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa; Naturally occurring in forests in the Transkei (Eastern Cape) region.
Natural climate
Coastal subtropical

Environment

Light
Full Shade
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Ornamental
A delicate looking shade plant that also suits pot plants.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White with small red dots
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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