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Ballerina spurflower

Plectranthus reflexus

Ballerina spoorsalie (Afr.)

Plectranthus reflexus, or the ballerina spurflower, is a semi-succulent upright herbaceous perennial. It is family of the aromatic rosemaries and mints. The grey stems are swollen towards the base with relatively few branches, giving a sparse appearance. An abundance of flowers during Autumn on the stem ends make this useful in the shade garden areas.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer, Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Root cuttings after pruning the shrub and cut into 10-15cm lenghts. Dip in softwood rooting hormone and allow to root in moist medium.
Seed
Sowing time during Autumn. Keep moist and replant when a good size has been reached.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Subtropical coastal

Environment

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

Uses

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Light Purple
Scent
Mild

Problems

Relative problem free

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