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Mauve spurflower

Plectranthus malvinus

Pienk spoorsalie (Afr.)

A matt- forming ground cover with pretty bright mauve-pink flowers and succulent leaves. They are drought tolerant and work well in hanging baskets. Flowering in Autumn. Naturally occurring in subtropical forest margins and cliffs in quartzitic sandstone mountains and also in the Eastern Cape (RSA). Rainfall is on average between 1500-2000mm per annum (summer rainfall).

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Seed
Not usually propagated from seed.
Cuttings
Take 10-15cm cutings and remove leaves from bottom half. Root in sandy soil mix.

Special features

Pot plant
Pretty plant for hanging baskets!

Geography

Origin
Southern Africa, Ports St. John in the Eastern Cape
Natural climate
Subtropical forests (summer rainfall)

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Ornamental
An attractive ground cover that works well in hanging baskets.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Mauve to pink
Scent
None

Problems

Problem free

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