plectranthus neochilus variegata Lobster Flower
(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 neochilus variegata is an aromatic herb belonging to the Lamiaceae family. The aromatic foliage is grayish-green in color and spreads across the ground as a ground cover growing between 1 ft to 3 ft. The plant bears attractive-looking deep blue flowers from spring to fall. This succulent is commonly known as the Lobster Flower and is native to South Africa. The frost-hardy succulent is a fast grower, going dormant in summer. It needs bright shade to full sun for best growth.
Plectranthus neochilus variegata is a fast-growing plant.
The Lobster flower plant bears dark blue or purple-colored blooms from Spring to Fall.
This succulent requires deep but infrequent watering. The containers should have proper drainage holes so that the soil dries up fully before watering.
The plant prefers well-drained succulent soil. Add 50% - 70% coarse sand, perlite, or pumice to regular soil.
The Lobster flower succulent is frost-hardy. Its hardiness zone is 9b - 11b.
Place your plant in bright shade to full sun for its best growth.
The ideal way to propagate Plectranthus neochilus variegata is via stem cuttings.
Plectranthus neochilus variegata plant looks impressive as a ground cover and looks good in a mixed container. The rounded and scalloped foliage tends to spill over the edges, making it an attractive addition to your home garden.
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|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11b|
|Scientific Name||plectranthus neochilus variegata|
|Shape||Vertical Grower / Tall Stem|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|