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Scaredy Cat Plant

Plectranthus caninus

Also known as

Scat, Scaredy Plant, Cat Repellant Plant, Dogs Be Gone, Piss-Off Plant, Coleus Spicatus, Dogbane

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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A photo of Scaredy Cat Plant
A photo of Scaredy Cat Plant

Overview

This plant has greyish-green leaves and small pale flowers. They grow best when in full sunlight and are great in hot weather as they're drought tolerant. They give off a scent that cats, dogs, rabbits and foxes do not like, which is where it gets it's name "scaredy cat".

Special Features

Drought resistant