Scaredy Cat Plant

Plectranthus caninus

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

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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".

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Drought resistant

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Lamiaceae

Flower colour

Blue

Scent

Mild

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