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Plectranthus fruticosus 'Lianne'

Plectranthus fruticosus 'Lianne'

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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'

Problem free

    How to propagate Plectranthus fruticosus 'Lianne'

    Seed

    Sow seed in Spring and keep moist.

    Cuttings

    Make cuttings 15-20cm long. Remove bottom leaves and plant 6-8cm deep.

    Special features of Plectranthus fruticosus 'Lianne'

    Indoor plant

    Repels harmful insects

    Pungent smelling leaves are sometimes rubbed on window sills to ward off flies!

    Drought resistant

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Plectranthus fruticosus 'Lianne'

    Ornamental

    A decorative shade plant.

    Insect repellent

    Pungent smelling leaves are sometimes rubbed on windowsills to ward off flies!