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Plectranthus fruticosus 'Behr's Pride'

Plectranthus fruticosus 'Behr's Pride'

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Plectranthus fruticosus 'Behr's Pride' Overview

The 'Behr's Pride' cultivar of P. fruticosus has dark purple on the underside of the leaves and the panicles are bright pink. Discovered in 1931 by Mr Behr in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, it is a decorative flowering shade plant.

Common problems with Plectranthus fruticosus 'Behr's Pride'

Problem free

    How to propagate Plectranthus fruticosus 'Behr's Pride'

    Seed

    Sow seed in spring and keep moist while germinating.

    Cuttings

    Take cuttings from 15-20cm lenth and plant cuttings 6-8cm deep in well-draining soil.

    Special features of Plectranthus fruticosus 'Behr's Pride'

    Attracts useful insects

    Indoor plant

    Drought resistant

    A good choice for dry shade areas.

    Pot plant

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Plectranthus fruticosus 'Behr's Pride'

    Ornamental

    A decorative flowering shade plant.