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Plectranthus in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Plectranthus

 

Plectranthus

Plectranthus are warm-climate plants occurring largely in the southern hemisphere. Closely related to Solenostemon, they are commonly called spurflowers. They can be grown in a cool greenhouse or conservatory or outdoors in baskets, pots or in sunny borders. The foliage is often ornamental and the flowers are small but are often borne in good-size racemes in shades of purple, pink, white, or blue.

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plant Features
  • Plectranthus likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Plectranthus likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Plectranthus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Plectranthus likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Plectranthus

Latin name

Plectranthus

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Plectranthus likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Plectranthus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Plectranthus likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Plectranthus likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Plectranthus is 0.40meters x 0.60meters 0.40 M 0.60 M

Plectranthus

Plectranthus are warm-climate plants occurring largely in the southern hemisphere. Closely related to Solenostemon, they are commonly called spurflowers. They can be grown in a cool greenhouse or conservatory or outdoors in baskets, pots or in sunny borders. The foliage is often ornamental and the flowers are small but are often borne in good-size racemes in shades of purple, pink, white, or blue.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plectranthus needs well-drained soil of moderate fertility in dappled shade. Most species are not hardy and will not survive outdoors in temporate regions. If grown indoors, provide full light but with protection from hot sun. Water freely and fertilise monthly during active growth, but keep just moist in winter.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Divide in spring, or take stem-tip cuttings any time. Rooted branches of trailing species can be removed. To grow from seed, sow ripe seed at 66° to 75°F.

 
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