plectranthus neochilus variegata
plectranthus neochilus variegata
plectranthus neochilus variegata
plectranthus neochilus variegata
plectranthus neochilus variegata
plectranthus neochilus variegata
plectranthus neochilus variegata
plectranthus neochilus variegata
plectranthus neochilus variegata
plectranthus neochilus variegata
plectranthus neochilus variegata

plectranthus neochilus variegata

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Plectranthus amboinicus variegata

Also known as Coleus amboinicus, Plectranthus amboinicus, is a semi-succulent perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae with a pungent oregano-like flavor and odor. It is native to Africa, and possibly India. Coleus amboinicus is widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere in the tropics where it is used as a spice and ornamental plant Common names in English include Indian borage, country borage, French thyme, Indian mint, Mexican mint, Cuban oregano, soup mint, Spanish thyme.


Flowers are on a short stem (shortly pedicelled), pale purplish,
The leaves are strongly flavoured. The herb is used as a substitute for oregano to mask the strong odors and flavors of fish, mutton, and goat. Fresh leaves are used to scent laundry and hair. It is also grown as an ornamental plant.

Cultivation
Coleus amboinicus is a fast-growing plant commonly grown in gardens and indoors in pots. In dry climates the herb grows easily in a well-drained, semi-shaded position. It is frost tender (USDA hardiness zones 10-11) and grows well in subtropical and tropical locations, but will do well in cooler climates if grown in a pot and brought indoors, or moved to a warm, sheltered position in winter. In Hawaii and other humid tropical locations, the plant requires full sun.
 


Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season spring to summer
Common Name Lobster Flower
Dormancy -
Family Lamiaceae
Flower Purple
Frost Tolerance -
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Height Over 12"
Origin South Africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name plectranthus neochilus variegata
Shape Vertical Grower / Tall Stem
Sun Exposure Full sun

plectranthus neochilus variegata


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