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Plectranthus fruticosus 'Ellaphie'

Plectranthus fruticosus 'Ellaphie'

Muishondblaar (Afr.)

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‘’Ellaphie’’ is a form of Plectranthus fruticosus who's leaves are dark purple underneath and the flowers are mauve, with the corolla weakly spurred. It is named after Mrs Ellaphie Ward-Hilhorst (a botanical artist). It is an attractive flowering shade plant.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Seed
Not commonly grown from seed.
Cuttings
Cuttings (15-20cm long) can be planted 4-6cm deep in moist medium.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa. It naturally occurs in the Eastern Cape, Port St. Johns.
Natural climate
Subtropical to afromontane forest

Environment

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

Uses

Ornamental
Attractive flowering shade plant.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Purples
Scent
None

Problems

Problem free

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