Plectranthus hadiensis tomentosus Vick's Plant
(This plant comes in a 2 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).
Exposure: Full sun; this species thrives in dry, sunny locations. When grown under shady or partly shady conditions, it becomes scraggly and unattractive.
Waterings: The plants are regularly watered and allowed to dry before watering again, pay attention to not overwater as stems may rot at the soil line. Some suggest to water just enough to keep the leaves from shriveling. This keeps the plants more compact and enhances the leaves scent. If too much water is used, the leaves will turn yellow and get mushy. During the winter months, keep them quite dry or only water enough to keep the leaves from shriveling.
Fertilization: Fertilizer is applied only once during the growing season and it is diluted to half strength.
Hardiness: Avoid freezing temperatures.
Maintenance: The plants will vine but can be pinched to keep compact.
Use: The scented leaves are used like Vick's Vap-O-Rub. Inhaling the steam from crushed leaves infused in hot water will open airways and relieve congestion.
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