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A picture of a Sekukuni Spurflower

Sekukuni Spurflower

Coleus venteri

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H5-H1c

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Sekukuni Spurflower

Plectranthus venteri, a single terminal raceme of mauve-purple flowers, in autumn.
Plectranthus venteri, 8-10 mm long flowers.
Plectranthus venteri, growing in Kirstenbosch.
Plectranthus venteri, dried persistent calyces contain the seeds.
Plectranthus venteri, leaves are covered in glandular hairs containing phenolic compounds.

Sekukuni Spurflower Overview

Succulent-like, herbous perennial plant with distinctive deeply lobed leaves on self-branching stout stems. One of the few Plectranthus more prone to grow in the sun. Fragrant leaves remind of 'Vicks', a medication used to help with chess problems. The purplish mauve flowers usually appear in late fall. Previously known as Plectranthus venteri, this plant has recently been re-classified as being part of the Coleus genus and their name change was announced by NATAG (RHS Nomenclature and Taxonomy Advisory Group) in the March 2021 edition of The Plant Review.

Common problems with Sekukuni Spurflower

Problem free

    How to harvest Sekukuni Spurflower

    Take cuttings during Spring.

    How to propagate Sekukuni Spurflower

    Seed

    Not usually propagated by seed.

    Cuttings

    Take cuttings of 10-15cm and root in sandy soil mixture. Keep moist while rooting.

    Special features of Sekukuni Spurflower

    Drought resistant

    Pot plant

    Indoor plant

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Attracts butterflies

    Attracts bees

    Other uses of Sekukuni Spurflower

    Ornamental

    Other uses