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Big leave Plectranthus

Plectranthus barbatus

False Boldo, Indian coleus, Coleous, Makandi (Eng.), Grootblaar Plectranthus

Plectranthus barbatus, grows up to 2 m tall and has thick, pungent, furry leaves. It sends up plump buds which open to beautiful, long, bright blue spires of flowers, that flower in Autumn. The leaves are popular in Kenia to be used as toiletpaper... imagine a soft fragrant option!

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Make cuttings of about 20-30cm long and remove bottom leaves. Root in moist soil that drains well.

Special features

Drought resistant
Grows comfortable in dry shade areas.
Hedge plant
This Plectrantus grows huge and can make an effective informal hedge or screen.

Geography

Origin
Africa
Natural climate
Temperate coastal

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Notes
Medicinal

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Violet to Light Blue
Scent
Mild

Problems

Disease and pest free.

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