This plant has a mild fragrance
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Plectranthus fruticosus 'Lianne' Overview
A shade-loving shrub that has a mass of dark blue-mauve tubular shaped flowers on a long purple flowering spike (80-250mm long). Leaves are aromatic when crushed. Flowering begins in late summer to autumn. It is a shade plant that can tolerate some full sun. Plants are easy to grow, but frost tender. Responds well to pruning in winter, together with composting to improve flowering. "Lianne" is a fruticosus variety naturally occurring in Mpumalanga, which is a summer rainfall region or RSA. A decorative shade plant.
Common problems with Plectranthus fruticosus 'Lianne'
How to propagate Plectranthus fruticosus 'Lianne'
Sow seed in Spring and keep moist.
Make cuttings 15-20cm long. Remove bottom leaves and plant 6-8cm deep.
Special features of Plectranthus fruticosus 'Lianne'
Repels harmful insects
Pungent smelling leaves are sometimes rubbed on window sills to ward off flies!
Other uses of Plectranthus fruticosus 'Lianne'
A decorative shade plant.
Pungent smelling leaves are sometimes rubbed on windowsills to ward off flies!