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Plectranthus Saccatus

Plectranthus saccatus ssp. saccatus

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

2m

50cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Plectranthus Saccatus Overview

The Stoep Jacaranda is a soft, semi-succulent, medium-sized, bushy shrub with pretty flowers, fresh green leaves and stems, and a woody base. The shrub reaches a height of about 1.2m. The purple-tinged branches have soft hairs. Important to cut it back well after flowering to keep bushy. Beautiful selections include 'King Goodwill' (rambling form with a long flowering white flower); 'Izingolweni' (lila flowers with large wings) and 'Nkandla' (white with pretty marks in the throat). Also look for 'Ngoye' (long lila-blue flowers) and 'Umtamvuna' (purple flowers with darker wings).

Common problems with Plectranthus Saccatus

Problem free

    How to harvest Plectranthus Saccatus

    Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds.

    How to propagate Plectranthus Saccatus

    Cuttings

    Root 15-20cm cuttings in a glass of water or in moist potting soil.

    Seed

    Sow seeds in Spring.

    Special features of Plectranthus Saccatus

    Attracts birds

    Attracts useful insects

    Drought resistant

    Indoor plant

    Pot plant

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Plectranthus Saccatus

    Ornamental