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Coconut Sage

Syncolostemon canescens

Klappersalie (Afr.)

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This aromatic woody shrub occurs in the northern region of South Africa and neighboring countries. This pretty plant can be used to deter pests in the garden and the leaves smell like coconut or lavender when they are crushed.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

The flowers can be harvested and cut for flower arrangements.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take hardwood cuttings with a few leaves and root in rooting mix after dipped in rooting hormone powder.
Seed
Collect seeds after flower and sow fresh in sandy soil mix.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Africa: Angola, Botswana, northern Namibia, Zimbabwe, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and South Africa.
Natural climate
Semi-arid woodland

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
To ward off pests in the garden.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White, pink, lilac or violet.
Scent
Mild

Problems

Coconut Sage is generally not bothered by pests or diseases and is often planted to act as a pest deterrent.

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