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Rehmann spurflower

Plectranthus rehmannii

Karkloof spurflower (Eng), Karkloof spoorsalie, Rehmann spoorsalie (Afr.)

An aromatic shrub that grows up to 1.5m with white hairy (fuzzy) flowers and broad green leaves with serrated edges. The bush is openly branched and erect and is easy to grow from cuttings. Naturally occurring in forest margins and stream banks in the Afromontane forests of KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. A Plectranthus with interesting fuzzy flowers.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed in Spring. Keep moist while germinating.
Cuttings
Grows easily from cuttings! Root 15-20cm cuttings in a glass of water or moist soil medium.

Special features

Attractive flowers
Unusual white flowers.

Geography

Origin
South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal midlands
Natural climate
Subtropical forests

Environment

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

Uses

Ornamental
Not a spectacular Plectranthus, but has interesting fuzzy flowers.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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