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Plectranthus 'Velvet Elvis'

Plectranthus 'Velvet Elvis'

Spur Flower(Eng.), Spoorsalie (Afr.)

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Plectranthus "Velvet Elvis" is a soft, erect, small, fast growing shrub with large lilac flowers. The leaves are purple underneath and they continue to flower for a long time. The leaves are unusual in that they leave a nicotine-like stain on the skin if they are crushed and rubbed. The cultivar 'Velvet Elvis' is protected and you are not allowed to grow them from cuttings or propagate it yourself. They are frost sensitive and will die back in cold winters. If pruned after winter they will regrow the following spring as days warm up again.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Prune hard after flowering or after

Propagation

Cuttings
Plant breeders rights - no propagation!
Seed
Plant breeders rights - no propagation!

Special features

Geography

Origin
South African hybrid
Natural climate
Sub-tropical to temperate

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Lilac
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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