This plant has a strong fragrance
Plectranthus ornatus Overview
Plectranthus ornatus has succulent, rounded, grey-green foliage, which has an unpleasant smell and grows up to 20-30cm tall with a 1 m spread. It has chubby flower spikes which are purplish-blue in colour that blooms in Autumn but flowering can be sporadic. It can cope with sun or shade but flowers best in full sun, and tolerates extremely poor garden positions. The stems should be cut back fairly hard after flowering. It enjoys being mulched and fed occasionally.
Common problems with Plectranthus ornatus
Plectranthus ornatus Companion Plants
Artemisia, rosemary, lavender, Salvia
How to harvest Plectranthus ornatus
Not usually harvested.
How to propagate Plectranthus ornatus
It easily grows from cuttings taken during the growing season - cut off a 10-15cm piece, remove the leaves from the bottom half and keep moist in a sandy soil mix!
Sowing seed in Spring.