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Penther spurflower

Plectranthus pentheri

Penther spoorsalie (Afr)

A low growing succulent herb with white flowers growing on tall flower stalks. Closely related to P. neochilus, but has tuberous roots and flower colour differs. Naturally occurring in shallow sandy soils amoung granite rocks in grasslands in the Eastern Cape (RSA). Well suited for rockeries and sunny areas. A good water wise plant for rockeries.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Roots easily when 10-15cm cuttings are placed in a glass of water or in moist pottingsoil. Remove the bottom leaves from the cutting to encourage rooting.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa, Eastern Cape
Natural climate
Grasslands, Subtropical or Bushveld

Environment

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

Uses

Ornamental
A good water wise plant for rockeries.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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