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Purple-leaved spurflower

Plectranthus purpuratus

Cliff spurflower(Eng.), Persblaar spoorsalie, Krans spoorsalie

A small erect spreading herbaceous plant with long shoots.It does well in rockeries and containers and flowers in Autumn. Some forms are useful ground covers (subsp. tongaensis). They are wonderful pot plants, especially in hanging baskets or even indoors.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed in Spring.
Cuttings
Make cuttings, remove the bottom leaves and place in moist soil.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa. Naturally occurring in Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Swazi-Drakensberg.
Natural climate
Bushveld, rocky mountains, grasslands

Environment

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

Uses

Ornamental
A useful ground cover or pot-plant.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White with bluish tube
Scent
None

Problems

Problem free

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