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Speckled Plectranthus

Plectranthus ciliatus

Speckled spur-flower, Eyelash spur-flower (Eng.), Gespikkelde muishondblaar, Wimperspoorsalie (Afr.)

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Plectranthus ciliatus, or speckled spurflower, is a low-growing, creeping ground cover herb that grows up to 0.6 m high. The stems are covered with purple hairs, giving the branches a purplish appearance. The lower leaf surface is often purple. Flowers are immobile, "Richard' with pink inflorescences, was named after the horticulturist Richard Jameson who specialised in the plants of South Africa. The selection "Dreye" has white flowers. Flowering time is mainly late summer to winter.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer, Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Take 15-20cm cuttings and remove leaves from the bottom half. Root in moist soil.
Seed
Sowing time during Spring and Summer. Germination time around 2-3 weeks.
Layering
New roots form quickly where stems with nodes touch the soil.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Southern Africa
Natural climate
Subtropical coastal

Environment

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

Uses

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White to Light Purple-pink
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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