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Variegated mintleaf

Plectranthus madagascariensis

Thicket spurflower (Eng.), Ruigte spoorsalie (Afr.)

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Herbaceous, well-branched, ground cover which results in a neat and dense spreading perennial shrub that grows up to 1 m high, rooting where the branches touch the ground. The dark green leaves are broadly ovate with rounded teeth, slightly hairy to the touch. The well-known cultivar ‘Lynne' has variegated leaves which are green with a striking creamy-white to pure white margin.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Take 10-15cm long cuttings and remove the bottom half of the leaves. Root in moist soil and keep moist.
Seed
Sow during Spring.
Division
Divide clumps with roots intact and replant.

Special features

Pot plant
Especially hanging baskets!

Geography

Origin
Southern Africa including Madagascar
Natural climate
Subtropical coastal

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Ornamental
Shade groundcover that looks beautiful in hanging baskets too!

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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