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Citronella spur-flower

Plectranthus spp.

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Plectranthus laxiflorus is a tall, strongly aromatic, perennial herb with scrambling stems up to 4 m long. They have a sharp citronella-like scent. Uses: Medicinal

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Make tip cuttings ad remove the leaves from the bottom half. Place in pottingsoil and keep moist.
Seed
Sowing time - Spring

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Subtropical coastal

Environment

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

Uses

Notes
Medicinal

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White or Pale Mauve with darker markings, rarely blue
Scent
Mild

Problems

Relatively disease and pest free.

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