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Dwarf Spurflower

Plectranthus strigosus

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Dwarf Spurflower Overview

Plectranthus strigosus or dwarf spurflower is a semi-succulent, low-growing perennial herb that is a mat-forming groundcover, well-suited to very shady areas. In the shade, the leaves are typically fresh green, broadly ovate, and are either pointed or rounded at the tip. In the sun the leaves stay small, become maroon and slightly more succulent.

Common problems with Dwarf Spurflower

Problem free

    How to harvest Dwarf Spurflower

    Harvest cuttings in Spring and Summer.

    How to propagate Dwarf Spurflower

    Cuttings

    Take 10-15cm cuttings and remove the leaves from the bottom half.

    Seed

    Sow seed in Summer.

    Special features of Dwarf Spurflower

    Indoor plant

    Grows happily inside

    Pot plant

    Perfect for hanging baskets!

    Attractive leaves

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Dwarf Spurflower

    Ornamental

    Popular potplant in and pretty in hanging baskets.