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Spurflower

Plectranthus saccatus longitubes

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

1.2m

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Spurflower Overview

This drought-resistant, evergreen groundcover is fast growing in semi-shade. It naturally occurs in the Kwazulu Natal forest areas and attracts insect eating birds and butterflies. It can be planted indoors if it will receive enough indirect sunlight, or in containers on a patio.

Common problems with Spurflower

Problem free

    How to harvest Spurflower

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

    How to propagate Spurflower

    Cuttings

    Take 15-20cm cuttings and root in moist soil.

    Seed

    Sow seeds in Autumn or Spring and keep moist.

    Special features of Spurflower

    Attracts useful insects

    Pot plant

    Indoor plant

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Spurflower

    Ornamental