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Spurflower

Plectranthus saccatus longitubes

Stoep Jacaranda (Afr.)

This drought-resistant, evergreen groundcover is fast growing in semi-shade. It naturally occurs in the Kwazulu Natal forest areas and attracts insect eating birds and butterflies. It can be planted indoors if it will receive enough indirect sunlight, or in containers on a patio.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take 15-20cm cuttings and root in moist soil.
Seed
Sow seeds in Autumn or Spring and keep moist.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa, Kwa-Zulu Natal
Natural climate
Subtropical and temperate coastal areas

Environment

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

Uses

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Lilac, White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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