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Money plant

Plectranthus verticillatus

Gossip Spurflower (Eng.), Skindersalie (Afr.)

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Plectranthus is part of the Rosemary and Lavender family, Laminaceae, and are fragrant when crushed. The stems are significant square when cut through. Soft aromatic perennial herbs of 10–30.5 cm tall with a spread of about 60 cm.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer, Autumn, Spring
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Make 7-15cm cuttings, remove the leaves from the bottom half of the cutting and keep moist in good potting soil.
Division
Divide the plants with roots attached and replant immediately.
Layering
The shoots make roots where it touches the soil - remove and replant in new location.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Africa, Southeast African forests and woodland margins.
Natural climate
Subtropical coastal, Temperate coastal

Environment

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

Uses

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White, Pink, Mauve, White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Relative disease and pest free.

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